Brezzi 500 5K

By: Ione Blanco

The Brezzi 500 5k was a benefit event that took place on March 12, 2017 at the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces, NM. Even though that the event took place on Daylight Saving time, there were so many people that came out to the Field of Dreams and supported Brezzi and her family. This 5K was very near and dear to my heart because the proceeds went towards my younger cousin’s medical fund.

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Brezzi Zapata, 2, runs away from her big borther while theBrezzi 500 5K is taking place to benefit her medical expenses (Photo by Ione Blanco).


Brezzi Zapata is a 2-year-old little girl who was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis when she was born. Craniosynostosis is when one or more of the fibrous sutures in an infant skull fuses too early, which then causes the sutures to turn into bone. All because of the bones in the skull fuses early the growth of her skull will change. Brezzi will need numerous skull surgeries to correct the skull and facial structure as she gets older and continues to grow.

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Multiple of runners start the Brezzi 500 5K race at the Field of Dreams track to benefit Brezzi’s Medical expenses (Photo by Ione Blanco).

The 5K will go towards Brezzi’s medical expensive and for future trips that Brezzi will need. At only 9 months old Brezzi bravely took on a 9-hour surgery in San Antonio, Texas. Brezzi and her family will have to make a lot of trips to: San Antonio, Texas, El Paso, Texas, and Albuquerque, N.M., to visit her specialist in the near future.


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