On September 9, actress and mom Roselyn Sanchez will be participating in the third annual Triathlon for Life in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Benefiting the San Jorge Foundation, the event aims to raise money and awareness in the fight against children’s cancer. It’s a cause that hits even closer to home for the former Without a Trace star now that she is a mother herself.
During a visit with kids who are suffering from cancer at the San Jorge Hospital in San Juan this week, Roselyn was moved to tears as she talked with the children and thought of her own daughter Sebella Rose.
“I can’t explain the feeling to you. It was from the fiber of a mother’s being. All these mothers had a healthy child, but suddenly they find something. In that girl, I saw my daughter and I asked God to take care of her for me,” the actress says.
Born on January 4, Sebella is the first child for Roselyn and her actor husband Eric Winter.