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May 6, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Heather Sugg to throw ceremonial first pitch for M’s tonight

Heather Sugg, the Beamer girls basketball coach who is battling an inoperable brain tumor, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight’s Mariners game.

“It is brain tumor awareness night and they are having me wear by Beamer stuff. Pretty cool,” she wrote in an e-mail.

Sugg shared her story with The Seattle Times last January.

I touched base with her last week, and she was as upbeat as ever. She is done with her first round of chemotheraphy, which she had this to say about: “I have lost most of my hard and one eyebrow 🙂 but that is ok.”

A recent MRI showed the tumor had not gotten any bigger or smaller. She is due for another MRI on June 4.

Sugg said she and her players are getting ready for summer basketball.

“We are all very excited,” she said.

The team is raising money by selling support bracelets that say “I will fight I will win and be back” and have a heart and basketball on them.

Sugg is even back playing recreational basketball “and that feels good.”

“I am doing A OK!! But there is no other way, just keep living!!!” she said.

I hope to post a photo here Friday of that ceremonial first pitch, and plan to follow up further with a story next month.

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