2020 Stars of the Valley celebrates beneficiaries’ fights to overcome adversity

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Stars of the Valley beneficiary Jacob Cazares is held by his father Steven, while his mother Kaila, smiles as they are announced to the crowd at the 2020 Stars of the Valley event Saturday, Feb. 8, at Pechanga Resort Casino. Valley News/Time Stood Still Photography photo
The 14th edition of the Charity for Charity Stars of the Valley gala event at Pechanga Resort Casino Saturday, Feb. 9, sent everyone who attended the fundraising event home with a full heart. This year’s beneficiaries included Child Beneficiary Jacob Cazares who is currently fighting stage 4 brain cancer at 2 years old; Young Adult Beneficiary Jesse Roman, 21, who survived a rollover car accident and is working through a traumatic brain injury while adjusting to losing sight in his left eye and Adult Beneficiary Wendi Miller, a 45-year-old fire captain, fighting cancer throughout her body and brain. As each of the beneficiaries was brought onto the stage, attendees were introduced to each with a video of their story and the battles each one is fighting. [gallery td_select_galler
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