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(The Spanish translation, below)

 To order a copy, visit:
Para ordenar el libro, visite:


or Barnes & Noble

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The JunTos Foundation

Maruchi is the co-founder of
The JunTos Foundation
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Miami Herald Herald Article

"Nothing Really Makes it Better"

By: Christina De Nicola

Miami Herald Sports Writer

Sept. 13, 2012

How much is the life of a college athlete worth?

That is the question Maruchi Mendez has been asking ever since her son, Ramiro “Toti” Mendez, passed away on April 2, 2000.

Toti was Miami-Dade County’s 1998 Class 4A-1A Baseball Player of the Year out of Miami Westminster Christian and an all-American at FIU. His life was cut short at 20 during his sophomore year by a condition known as sudden cardiac death (SCD), which was caused by undetected cardiomy-opathy.

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