Maruchi Mendez is the author of Finding Home: A Memoir of a Mother’s Undying Love and an Untold Secret along with the Spanish translation, Buscando Mi Estrella. She also works as a freelance writer. Cofounder of the JunTos Foundation and a fierce advocate of student-athletes health, she has received several awards and proclamations for her efforts to pass legislation that raises the standards of student-athletes cardiac screening. For more than fifty years, she has lived in Miami, where she raised her four children and is now the proud grandmother of twin girls.
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