Training for Team Wendy

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Our hearts are heavy at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as we mourn the loss of Teammate Wendy Orozco-Garcia and her two sons Frankie (6) and Jacob (2).  A car accident near their home of Ridgeland took their lives last Friday night.
Wendy, a lymphoma survivor, was currently a member of Team in Training’s Nike Women’s Marathon team.  She trained with and inspired our Beaufort/Hilton Head TNT groups as their honored hero.  Her loss is deeply felt by all who knew her.  Her local teammates have already held a fundraiser in her honor, and started a fundraising group called Team Wendy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Pablo, who survived the wreck, and her eldest son, Pablo Jr, who was not in the car at the time.  While Wendy’s passing is a tremendous loss to us all, we celebrate her well-lived life.  She was a loving mother, devoted wife, loyal friend, and advocate for those in need. After battling lymphoma, she worked tirelessly to raise money to prevent blood cancers from hurting more families.
Over these next few weeks and months, we will be working together to honor Wendy’s memory. We will create photo pins for South Carolina teammates to wear on their singlets during their race, and distribute to any teammates who would like one.
To find out more or make a donation, visit http://pages.teamintraining.org/sc/rnrsav11/TeamWendy.