Cancer survivor becomes VIP at D-Backs game

A Valley woman celebrating her remission from Cancer with a special trip to the ballpark. She and her family not only got to take in the game, but she also got to go down on the field, meet the players, and throw out the first pitch.

- A Valley woman celebrating her remission from Cancer with a special trip to the ballpark. She and her family not only got to take in the game, but she also got to go down on the field, meet the players, and throw out the first pitch.

Shauna Luera is a Thyroid cancer survivor. One of her surgeries left her without a voice for almost a year taking a huge toll on her and her family. Now her voice is back, and the Diamondbacks and Cancer Center Treatments of America gave her and her family the VIP treatment.

Shauna Luera is enjoying a special night with her family on Chase field watching practice, and meeting players. Four years ago, Shauna was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer and underwent two surgeries and two different types of radiation.

"One of the tumors was actually wrapped around my right vocal cord. So when I went in for the 2nd surgery the next year in 2013, I actually did lose my voice for ten months," said Shauna Luera.

Now able to speak again, Shauna has the chance of a lifetime: throwing out the first pitch of the game.

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Phil Gosselin walked her to the mound before her big moment.

"I'm just looking forward to being a light and encouragement to others that are facing the cancer journey, that there's hope, and we can beat it," said Luera.

Shauna also helped lead the crowd in "Take me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch.


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