Cleveland Indians Honorary Bat Girl representative Alecia Dennis has inspiring story

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Alecia Dennis, a 26-year-old mother of one from the Columbus area, is the Indians representative in Major League Baseball’s 2015 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which seeks to recognize those who have experienced cancer.

Her story is amazing; here it is, written by her husband, Colin Dennis, in his nomination for the contest:

I understand that any woman who has gone through breast cancer deserves this honor. They are all amazing and all deserve pampering.

However, let me tell you about my amazingly courageous wife, Alecia. She is 26 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer back in October. She had a lumpectomy a couple weeks later.

After that was over, she started her battle with cancer with chemo. She had four treatments every other week that, once completed, then switched to a treatment every Monday for 12 weeks. We have three treatments remaining before she is finished with chemo; once chemo is over, we have decided to go ahead with a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. That will be another six months of pain and suffering that she has to go through.

If that wasn’t enough, let me tell you why she is the most courageous woman I know. She is going through all of this while still working at Capital University, taking classes two nights a week to get her MBA (one class is Monday night which is the same day of her chemo treatment), and she is the loving mother of a 1 ½-year-old.

If there is a stronger woman out there, I have not met her. She is truly an amazing woman who can take anything that is thrown at her. I am just lucky she keeps me around for the ride.

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