St. Petersburg, Florida -- Imagine a Mother's Day without a mother. It looked like a reality for Katrina Webb just a few years ago.
"She's a fighter," said Katrina. "She's been through so much, especially the past ten years."
After first being diagnosed in January 2009, Katrina's mom, Connie, has beaten breast cancer twice. She proudly wore a pink pin on her hat announcing her triumph to anyone who could see while she was honored by the Rays on Mother's Day. Tampa Bay, along with every other Major League team, welcomed an Honorary Bat Girl to their game to throw out the first pitch.
"I had so much fun with being bald," Connie said. "To be here today, I still can't believe it."
Connie threw an arching strike right into the waiting glove of Rays' star Evan Longoria. Tears started to well up in her eyes as she and her daughter posed for pictures near the pitcher's mound. After all that they had been through together, getting to spend the day together at Tropicana Field as special guests was a fabulous memory.
After beating cancer twice, how tough could throwing one pitch be?
"This is nothing," said Connie with a laugh.