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An Angel Gets Her Wings

Today is a difficult day. Valeria Reyes, 12, a dear friend and teammate of ours, died of a brain tumor.

We came to know Valeria through a program called “Friends of Jaclyn,” which connects sports teams with children with brain tumors.

We met Valeria 14 months ago at an adoption ceremony. Since then our team has developed a beautiful relationship with Valeria and her family. We have exchanged house visits, sent emails and videos, and been present for her chemo sessions.

You can sign Valeria’s guest book here.


2 comments for “An Angel Gets Her Wings”

  1. great stuff, Mike
    you should be proud of your team
    for their efforts on behalf of this former teammate now angel !!

    Posted by kevin reilly | November 20, 2009, 7:56 pm
  2. Coach;
    She taught your girls so much over the past 2 years Those lessons will be part of her legacy and will live on in your girls for many years and generations.

    Posted by Joe Froelich | November 23, 2009, 2:36 pm

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