Let's join hands and hearts in a resounding cheer for our newest Viva Babe, the incredible Tracey! Tracey is the feeling of hitting a grand slam in the human form; she's a powerhouse of compassion, resilience, and selflessness within our Austin community.
For over 18 years, Tracey and her husband, Steve, have been the driving force behind Austin's Miracle League at Town and Country. Their commitment to creating a welcoming space where children with disabilities can experience the joy of playing baseball has transformed lives and brought together families, volunteers, and the entire community. The Miracle League, born from Tracey's dedication, offers a safe and nurturing environment where every child is welcomed, regardless of age, ability, or financial circumstance. Tracey's unwavering efforts have made the league a beacon of inclusivity, spreading joy, and creating lasting connections.
Even in the face of personal challenges, Tracey continues to give her all. Recently, her family received a challenging diagnosis for their youngest son, who is battling colorectal cancer. Amidst the emotional rollercoaster of his treatments, Tracey's father passed away unexpectedly, adding another layer to the family's trials. Yet, Tracey remains a pillar of strength, tirelessly giving to her community and those in need.
Vicki and Tracey have been friends for 25+ years, and Vicki nominated Tracey for the Viva Babe Award. She shared one of her cherished heartwarming memories of Tracey's kindness during her family's darkest hour. When Vicki's house completely burned down on Christmas morning in 2009, Tracey didn't hesitate to offer comfort, support, and a sense of community, turning a day of despair into a beacon of hope, embodying the true spirit of giving. Vicki will never forget that Christmas dinner and the extra compassion extended to her and her family.
During her own battles, Tracey stands as a testament to the power of resilience, kindness, and community spirit. She exemplifies the essence of a Viva Babe, radiating positivity and making a lasting impact on those around her. Today, we honor Tracey for her remarkable achievements and the love and light she brings to our community.