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Medical Edge: Honorary Bat Girl

CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- Major league baseball celebrates some inspiring women who are living with breast cancer but they need your help choosing an "Honorary Bat Girl" for Mother's Day 2014.
 
For more than a decade Rosana Aydt has dedicated her time and talents to an organization called Faith Community Pharmacy.  Clients there get medication free of charge that they otherwise would not be able to afford.  Aydt admits the only other passion in her life is baseball and her team, the Cincinnati Reds.

"The only thing I do besides church and my family and this place is the Reds, that's it.  If I go out of town I see a Reds game out of town," Aydt said.

Rosana got a little set-back this season.  She is a breast cancer survivor.

She tells us, "I would have been 15 years cancer free in February but I was re-diagnosed right around Thanksgiving."

Rosana is now in treatment and to let the world know how much they want her to feel supported she was recently nominated to be a Major League baseball honorary Bat Girl.

Hannah Zimmerman, a student pharmacist, said, "Absolutely, I can't think of anyone who deserves it more."
 
Lindsey Lander helps coordinate the competition.  Women who are nominated can be found by their favorite team online.  The one with the most fan votes gets to be on the field with the team of their dreams on Mother's Day as a way to go to bat against breast cancer.

Lindsey Lander said, "Basically what we are doing is we are honoring and recognizing the fans throughout Cincinnati and throughout the country who are fighting this horrible disease, day in and day out in their daily lives."

Part oft he reason friends and family are supporting Rosana is that she has quite a resilient spirit.  Like many survivors she knows what it takes to endure and she says that also means she knows what it takes for the Reds to have a winning season.
 
Rosana says the secret to success is a winning attitude, "You know you don't even enter the contest unless you are waging a war against the big cancer thing, and unfortunately I am doing it again.  I always said cancer the  first time was the best thing that happened to me so I got a second chance.  So now I got a third chance."
 
She'd like a chance now at being an honorary bat girl. 
 

CLICK HERE to vote for all the teams and women nominated.  You need to vote by Monday, April 14th.



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