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Local woman fighting cancer hopes to become honorary bat girl

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- 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.

For more than a decade, Rosana Aydt has dedicated her time and talents to an organization called Faith Community Pharmacy.

Clients, who otherwise couldn't afford it, here get medication free of charge.

She admits the only other passion in her life is baseball. More specifically, her team: the Cincinnati Reds

"The only thing I do besides church and my family and [the pharmacy] is the Reds. That's it. If I go out of town, I see a Reds game out of town," says Aydt.

Rosana had a little setback however this season. She is a breast cancer survivor.

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

She 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.

"I can't think of anyone who deserves it more," says Hannah Zimmerman, a student pharmacist.

Lindsey Lander helps coordinate the competition. Women who are nominated can be found by their favorite team on line.

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.

"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," says Lander.

Part of the 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," says Aydt.

She'd like a chance now at being an honorary bat girl.

Just one of these deserving fans winning against breast cancer and asking for your vote.

To cast your vote for Rosana click HERE.

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