Reporter’s Notebook: Mother takes to track for cure

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer

SEVEN DAILY BREATHING treatments keep Juan Zamora relatively healthy.

The 3-year-old Clovis resident suffers from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system. The toddler also requires oral enzymes every time he eats so his tiny body can digest and absorb nutrients.

ACCORDING TO HIS MOTHER, Jennifer Zamora, Juan’s disease also puts him at risk for diabetes and other ailments. “A common cold can put him in the hospital for weeks,” she said.

And so the 26-year-old mother is walking for a cure.

ZAMORA SAID THE Cystic Fibrosis Walk will be held Saturday at the track at Clovis Community College. Registration is at 11 a.m. and the walk begins at noon.

“WE ARE RASISING MONEY for research,” Zamora said, “and 100 percent of donations go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.”

Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ staff writer Tonya Fennell. Suggested items may be mailed to Managing Editor Rick White at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis 88102. The e-mail address is:rick_white@link.freedom.com