Major League Baseball Announces Our Own Wendy Shurelds as Honorary Bat Girl here in San Diego.

Wendy Shurelds

Wendy Shurelds is passionate about living life to the fullest and turning every bad situation into a positive experience. In 2009, Wendy lost her mom in a workplace fatality, she found herself speaking in front of congress fighting for workplace safety and along with United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities (USMWF) she helped write the Family Bill of Rights, which was adopted by OSHA. “I wanted my mom’s voice to be heard and I didn’t want other families to endure a tragedy like mine.”

When she was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer there was no doubt she’d fight it because in the end, she’d want to help other women in need. Komen San Diego became a resource for Wendy after she was laid off and had no health insurance. Now she’s in remission and everyday she advocates for women in the African American community by bringing awareness and encouraging them to take charge of their health.

“Life is very short, I don’t take life for granted anymore, I live my life moment by moment and I try to have fun and be happy. Fighting for these women is my passion. When it comes to changing history, Rosa Parks inspires me because she was a pillar of strength. I feel that I have endured so much in my life, losing my mom and dad and having to fight for my life. I can still smile and dedicate my heart to all women.”

Wendy deserves to be 2017 Honorary Bat Girl because she not only found the strength to beat cancer for herself but has brought awareness and resources to communities across the County to help beat this horrible disease.

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