Mom of Iowa Little League World Series Hero Dies of Cancer
Her story became known around the world during the League World Series in August. Tuesday, according to the Des Moines Register, cancer took Jen Garcia after a courageous battle.
Jen, battling pancreatic cancer in August, was in the stands when her son, J.T. hit an unforgettable home run at the Little League World Series. The incredible moment was made even more amazing by the fact Jen was being interviewed live on ESPN when her son hit the long ball.
The President and CEO of Little League, Stephen D. Keener, released this statement after the news of her passing, "Little League extends its deepest condolences to the Garcia family and all those in Johnston who cherished a special moment with Jen and her son, JT, during the Little League Baseball World Series."
We also offer our condolences to J.T. and his family. We're so glad Jen was able to be there for that special, special moment.
[via Des Moines Register and WHO]