ARLINGTON -- Five months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Anne Embry served as an Honorary Bat Girl during the Rangers' game against the Angels on Sunday night. Embry, who currently lives in Shreveport, La., and grew up in Plano, Texas, often went to Rangers games with her father as a child. This weekend, Embry, 28, returns to Arlington to cheer on her favorite baseball team, as well as raise awareness for breast cancer. Embry's father nominated her for the Honorary Bat Girl contest, which began in 2009. "I grew up coming to the ballpark at a young age, that was something that was really special between my dad and I," Embry said. "It is so humbling and so exciting to be able to represent all the courageous women who have lived through or who are currently battling through breast cancer."
Embry's prognosis is a good one. Doctors diagnosed with her Stage 1 breast cancer, catching it about as early as possible. She has some surgical procedures to go through before she is finished with her treatment, but she completed her fourth and final chemotherapy treatment last month. She is also thankful for the support she's gotten from her family, including her husband, an active Air Force pilot, and 2-year-old daughter, Claire.
Christian Corona is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.