Tammy Lorraine Huerta Fender loves being a native Tex-Mex princess. She is also a true valley-girl from the Rio Grande Valley and was born in her father's hometown of San Benito, Texas. Huerta is a passionate, conservative, patriotic citizen who especially enjoys serving as a community volunteer helping the homeless and addicted. She is also a co-founder of an AA registered group. During her years of research and writing this amazing heartfelt saga of life growing up with an icon, she was determined to earn an education. She is now a senior and honor student at the University of Houston in Clear Lake. Her major is in Behavioral Science; her ultimate dream is to go to Law School and one day speak for people to defend their constitutional rights.