Notebook: Friends, family rally around Zamora en route to recovery | Sports – California News

Notebook: Friends, family rally around Zamora en route to recovery | Sports – California News

When I was involved in Elk Grove Cal Ripken Baseball, one guy who always stepped up to coach his sons’ teams was Arnie Zamora. A father of six boys, he frequently would coach not one, but two of his sons’ teams at the same time.

For quite some time he owned gyms in both Galt and Elk Grove. In recent years, he focused primarily on personal training for body builders.

However, on Aug. 6 this active lifestyle screeched to a halt. Zamora was stricken by a right thalamic stroke brought on by high blood pressure. It affected his mobility with his left arm and left leg and he has made strides in recent weeks in gaining back his mobility.

But, it was during treatment for this stroke that doctors discovered he has renal carcinoma, a type of cancer, on his right kidney. It all needs treatment, even removal of the kidney, but that will have to come following treatments for the stroke are complete.

Charlie, the oldest and, himself a cross fit trainer, said his dad is staying positive despite the news and working hard to recover and be “Z strong.”

“If Arnie didn’t have the stroke, we would not have discovered the cancer,” Charlie said.

His sons and other family members have rallied around him in a big way. Arnie, being self-employed, now has no income stream. Though his health insurance is taking care of much of the medical expenses to this point, there is no doubt there are more unexpected expenses looming on the horizon.

Thus, the family has started an online giving fund to gather donations for Arnie. Their goal is $41,000 and as…

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