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valle." i'm damian trujillo, and today, the luchadores they're here in our studio, ready to throw down on your "comunidad del valle." male announcer: nbc bay area presents "comunidad del valle" with damian trujillo. damian: we begin first, however, with a never-ending problem, especially in the latino community, that is diabetes. and this is diabetes awareness month across the country. with me is a clinical psychologist and staff member of the faculty there at stanford university, dr. diana naranjo here on our show. welcome to the show. diana naranjo: thank you. damian: so, talk about this dilemma that we're in. i mean, we're doing as much as we can to try to help our residents cope with being diagnosed with diabetes. but i mean, it's a never-ending battle, it seems. diana: absolutely.
and i think that in diabetes awareness month, one of the first things that i really tried to distinguish between is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. this is a big difference in our community. and in fact, type 2 diabetes is the more prevalent one, with 95% of cases being type 2 diabetes in the united states. however, type 1 diabetes is the insulin-dependent one that often presents a lot of challenges over the course of the lifetime. and in fact, latinos have reasonably high rates of type 1 diabetes, which is a little well known fact. damian: and that's--i mean, that's life-changing. that is going to change your lifestyle. diana: it is changing your lifestyle. so, with type 1 diabetes, what it is is an autoimmune disorder that affects the pancreas, and the pancreas stops producing insulin, so you no longer have your own insulin that we all have inside of our bodies. and insulin is needed, it's a hormone that basically translates food into energy and feeds our body. and so, without that hormone, prior to developing insulin that we have outside of our body, kids died. and so, now wece have to great care, access to great
resources like insulin, and that means that a person that's diagnosed with type 1 diabetes has to be on insulin all day long, every day, with multiple injections, or sometimes insulin infusion pumps that are continuously giving them insulin. damian: as a clinical psychologist, what is your role in combating diabetes? diana: well, that's a great question. so, along with having type 1 diabetes comes a lot of management issues. so, imagine having a chronic illness that's diagnosed as a child. as a child, you may be expected to be healthy. in our culture at least, we look at children and we think, "oh, they're going to be disease-free." and so, it's a little bit incongruous with your age and stage and what you're hoping out of life, like playing on the playground, just being carefree and happy, focusing on sports, and now you have a chronic illness that you're caring for. and so, our children that we see tend to have difficulty and distress coping with diabetes. sometimes, it translates into depression. sometimes, parents have a lot of depression and anxiety about the
loss of their healthy child, or just worries about what their health outcomes are going to be in the future. damian: and there are, correct me if i'm wrong, no symptoms? i mean, you won't know unless you get screened? diana: well, no, you will know. with type 1 diabetes, absolutely there are symptoms. so, it can come up out of the blue for anyone, like an autoimmune disorder of any kind. and you--the symptoms that you would commonly see are frequency of urination, so drinking a lot of water. i actually like to laugh and say a lot of patients i know were diagnosed because they were on the toilet while they were drinking a bottle of water. so, they're drinking, and they're not being able to be hydrated because sugars are being released through their urine. damian: and i mean, once you have it, you have it, there's no cure for it. diana: once you have it, there's no cure. however, great organizations like jdrf, the leading organization in the world funding type 1 diabetes research, is looking for a cure, and they're hoping to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes. damian: and here's some video from jdrf. i mean, i guess peer support and counseling, like what you might provide, it all helps in,
again, not curing it, but living with it. diana: living healthy with it. and absolutely, jdrf actually has partnered with a local agency in our community that's specifically geared towards supporting peers. so, they have a community program called dia-buddies, where teens that have diabetes are partnered with other teens for support. sometimes, the patients that i see don't know another person in the world that has type 1 diabetes. so, they're living with something that impacts them every day, all day. they feel isolated, alone. they feel like maybe they've done something wrong, especially because diabetes is so related to the food that we eat, so it's unlike many other diseases, where the patient, sometimes the kid, is the person that's delivering the care. think about that. i don't want to deliver my own care. and so, when a patient is asked to deliver their own care, there can be guilt associated with maybe not doing it as best as they possibly could. damian: genetics, or just one of those things? diana: it's both, you know? it's actually both. i talk about it in terms of, with type diabetes, it's like a key unlocking a door,
that there's a lot of keys in the world, there's a lot of locks in the world, and you need to have just the right key and the right set of circumstances to unlock that door. so, it's a combination of genetics and environmental factors. and we're not exactly sure exactly how it happens, but we do know that it's the combination of both. damian: well, it's scary, but at least there is help there for folks. if you'd like more information, again, there is a web address that you can log onto, and also a phone number for more information of jdrf of greater bay area. thank you so much for what you're doing in educating our community. diana: thank you for having me. damian: thank you. and up next here on "comunidad del valle," the luchadores. stay with us.
university. and this is, however, to benefit the veterans. with me on "comunidad del valle" are will cuevas, a veteran of the military forces, and also el cazador, who will be hitting the ring for this special event. welcome to the show. will cuevas: thank you. el cazador: thank you. damian: this is such an important event. talk about, first of all, because it does benefit the veterans program there at san francisco state,
talk about your service to this country. will: oh, well, i enlisted in 2005 in the marine corps. so, i served 9 years. i was--had a specific type of job, i was a military linguist, so i also know korean and chinese mandarin, did a 1-year tour in afghanistan. but i've traveled all over, east coast, west coast, a little time in korea. so, it was an interesting time. damian: so, did you come back with anger? is that why you're into wrestling now? will: i actually trained to be a pro wrestler before i joined the military. so, i had a little time where i trained, you know, worked as a wrestler and a referee, and then took some time off, and then just got that itch to serve my country, and so i made that decision. damian: so, when you see cazador on the other side of the ring, is the initial instinct to try to rip that mask off, or what do you try to do? will: you know, he's very sly in the ring, so that's what i try to do sometimes. you know, that mask is very intimidating, so that's the first thing i go for.
el cazador: trust me, you don't want to see what's under here. damian: so, cazador, tell us about, again, why you--why this persona, and how you bring that persona to life. el cazador: for me, it's simply the mask transforms me. the person behind the mask is very quiet, very humble, very shy. once this mask comes on, it's a complete transformation: straight energy, raw energy, aggressiveness. and it's just a transformation. it's almost like a therapy for me to go out there. damian: so, when you walk into a bank, what do they say? el cazador: cash or checking? damian: so, the mask comes off once you're not in the spotlight, right? el cazador: definitely. i cherish my private life, and this is a blessing. damian: talk about the training. what kind of training goes into those high flying moves that the luchadores do? el cazador: it's very rigorous, tons of cardio, tons of lucha olympica, olympic wrestling, greco-roman wrestling, rope work, tumbling, chain wrestling submissions, and obviously power moves.
damian: and there is the promotional video for the upcoming event. talk about what's going to be happening there, will. will: well, so basically, what the vets at sfsu group is, we are student veterans, but anyone can be a part of our club that supports our cause. and what we really try to do is we try to help veterans that are transitioning from military life into the education life, and then, you know, try to help them and guide them to future careers. so, there are a lot of programs out there, but they're mostly geared towards, like, homeless veterans, or you know, veterans with serious issues. and there's not very many--there's not much support for those types of veterans that are in school, in college. and there's a lot of changes that we need to make as veterans while we're in college to transition to professional careers. some of our top majors are business, biology, engineering. and so, what we try to do is we try to bring in programs, speakers, different companies in order to say, "hey, veterans, we're here for you.
let's hire them." so, that's our goal. damian: and you guys are touring across the state. i mean, you guys were in king city and lodi and everywhere, wherever they'll watch wrestling, i guess. will: yeah, we had--we just had a show in king city, and king city is always amazing. santa rosa, napa. damian: a lot of paisas in king city, man. will: oh yeah. damian: i went to king city high school, so i know, yeah. will: oh really? yeah, those crowds in king city, as cazador can attest to, are pretty wild and pretty crazy. they love the lucha libre. el cazador: [speaking in foreign language] we say. damian: now, do you--the idea is obviously to get the fans roaring and cheering, and booing or cheering, or whatnot. that's part of the task? el cazador: yeah, definitely. it's a live entertainment for the family. it's for people to go forget about life, forget about the problems, leave it up to us to entertain them, bring them to a different world. and the same, you know, we get out of it. we go out there, it's almost like the energies just unite in the ring, it's an amazing feeling. damian: with the look in that mask, something tells me you're the bad guy.
el cazador: i would say i'm the bad guy in lucha, i'm the good guy in life. damian: there you go. well, how do you decide whether you want to be a bad guy or a good guy? el cazador: for me, it's funny. in real life, very calm, very friendly, very quiet. when i put this mask on, i get to be somebody i'm not in real life, and it's just the greast, the greatest release of energy. i can't explain it. damian: all right, well, it's happening over at san francisco state. if you want more information, you can log onto that website, it's on november 19 at the student life events center there at san francisco state. we'll be back and talk more with these luchadores when we continue. stay with us.
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and some fans do, so it's--you know, you got to come to a show and see for yourself. damian: you know, when i first started journalism, i interviewed the raging bull, manny fernandez, and you know, very nice guy tambien, really quiet. and i asked him a very nice question, and his--once i asked him the question, he was a completely different person. he started yelling, pushing me around. i mean, that's--you know, it's part of the act, i guess. will: it definitely--as cazador said, you know, you kind of transform into someone as soon as you come out of that curtain. you're able to, you know, project a certain type of personality that it's maybe a little bit of you and a little bit of someone else, but you're able to, you know, portray that character. and the fans just--they love it, they eat it up. i mean, if you go to these shows, from kids to old women, they just love, you know, watching these lucha libre shows because they get involved, they're a part of the action. you know, we hear them, they hear us, and it's a really great time. damian: and cazador, that's
spanish for the hunter, right? el cazador: soul hunter. damian: and soul hunter? and your purpose in life inside the squared circle is what? el cazador: hunt down the soul of my opponent, break them down. damian: your thoughts on the fact that this is benefiting the veterans and those who serve this country? el cazador: oh, it's a huge pleasure for me. i mean, it's always a pleasure to go out and perform in front of a public that appreciates and loves what you do. but when you know it's for a good cause, especially for me, my jefe, my dad, is a vietnam veteran, so anything for the vets. it's a good cause. damian: that's great. what's it like to say that you served this country, will? will: for me, it's always--it's a proud feeling that i actually spent some time, you know, serving my country. and for me, you know, as soon as that uniform came off, i really didn't stop serving. i mean, that's what i'm doing now, you know? i'm in graduate school right now, and my whole goal is to just not only get my degree, but help serve those veterans as well.
so, i may not wear the uniform anymore, but i'm still serving my country. damian: you know, i know a lot of veterans o aras young as you are, but then when you go to the american legions of veterans of foreign wars, the youngest guys are vietnam veterans. what is it about the younger generation that is a little difficult for them to join these organizations that maybe they'll be able to benefit from? will: that's a great point that you bring up. i've been in contact with certain vfws, even the marine corps memorial hotel in san francisco, and that is a huge issue with my generation of veterans. for some reason, they don't really want to get involved with veterans groups. and so that--you know, that's a huge challenge for my group, you know, vets at sfsu. we try to bridge that gap, you know, and try to say, "hey, my generation, we're here for you." you know, maybe we have different issues, or maybe we have different things that we feel are important, and so that's why this organization specifically is kind of, you know, helping our generation, where maybe they don't feel comfortable going into a vfw,
where they are 20 years younger than most people there, so. damian: on the 19th, soul hunter, what do you promise the folks on the 19th? el cazador: when you come see cazador del alma, when you come and see pro wrestling revolution, it's full on energy, full passion. come ready to yell. release all your energy, release all your anger, just have a good time. damian: who writes the script? [speaking in foreign language]? el cazador: i wish there was a script. will: senor promotor, he makes the matches. you know, i'll be facing arkady federov from russia, you know-- damian: he's a real russian? will: he's a russian, yeah. he's, you know, straight. he'll be coming off the plane. damian: because remember the iron sheik was, like, from iowa or something, you know? will: something like that, i don't know. el cazador: from king city, from king city. damian: from king city. will: but you know, that'll be a--you know, he's very cocky, he's very--you know, he doesn't like americans, so i'm going to have, as a veteran, el chicano memo cuevas is going to have to,
you know, teach him a lesson or two. damian: now, does there come a point where maybe you're following the script, and then the other guy goes a little too far, and hits you a little hard, and you say, "hey, wait a minute," and then it gets a little real? will: every single match. el cazador: eye for an eye, ojo por ojo. will: we have a thing called a receipt. so, if you want to hand something to me, i'll hand it right back to you. damian: oh, that's awesome. you don't want to miss this. this is happening over at san francisco state. it's pro wrestling revolution, november 19 at the student life events center there at sfsu. any final thoughts before we let you go? will: just come out, it's going to be a great cause. the veterans group is really excited about this event. we invite all the community to come out. it's for everyone, for all ages. you don't even have to be a fan of wrestling or lucha libre. you will definitely, definitely enjoy the time there. damian: all right. your favorite move? will: my favorite move? i usually do a fisherman's driver. it's kind of like i pick someone up and just throw them on their head.
it's fun for me, but not fun for the other person. damian: what about you, soul catcher, soul chaser? el cazador: soul cutter. damian: andale. all right, well hey, we'll see you guys out there in the ring. thank you so much for what you're doing, all right. but up next here on "comunidad del valle," we'll visit back our farm worker who became a farmer. stay with us.
damian: and here's our contact information. you can follow me on twitter, my handle is @newsdamian. and also pick up a copy of el observador newspaper, and support your bilingual weeklies all across the bay area. also, watch us every sunday at 11 a.m. right after this show on telemundo canal 48, your "comunidad del valle" in espanol. we thank you again for being a part of our sunday. we leave you now with our farm worker who became a farmer. buenos dias. damian: javier zamora went from farm worker to farmer. now, he owns jsm organics farms out of aromas, california. he's with us here on "comunidad del valle," he's a keynote speaker at this farmer's conference happening in monterey. welcome to the show. javier zamora: well, thank you for having us here. it's a pleasure to be here and talk to you guys. damian: so, this is all from your farms. tell us what you brought here, it smells beautiful. javier: that is correct. actually, most of those items were picked this morning, my organic strawberries, my tomatillos, my rainbow carrots, rainbow and different colors obviously.
most people think that they're only orange, but there's actually purple and red, and a variety of them. also, some summer squash, different varieties, some cauliflower, which is romanesco, it's that beautiful looking curly thing that you see in the back. and organic flowers, obviously my jicamas, grown in aromas, about 15 minutes away from here. and my marigolds for dia de los muertos. damian: yes. javier: so, that's all about my heritage, that's what i grow. and that's what makes me kind of unique this way. damian: what made you make the jump? because i mean, i know all about what it's like to be a farm worker, and you're working for somebody else, and you're making them rich. so, what made you flip and say, "you know, i can go on the other side"? javier: i think my passion, from where since i was little, having a father that was a farmer, and always wanted to, you know, make the next step. it took 40 years. it wasn't until the age of 43
that i went to college and got the science behind the practice. and that actually helped me realize that i could go on my own, and have my own farm for my own family, without really working for somebody else. and taking advantage of the resources that are available for a small grower like myself, so that's kind of what made it a little easier for me to decide to go on my own. damian: and do you have workers yourself, or is it you and maybe your family that goes out and does what you were doing as a kid? javier: well, at the beginning, it was--you know, 4 years ago, it was just me, my 2 daughters, and my wife. and now, there is 25 workers that work for me, and are the key players here that make things happen. i'm just--i'm just the guy that signs the check, and goes out to the bank seeking for money and going out for resources, but they are the ones that are making this happen. damian: and how many acres there in the aromas area? javier: we started with an acre and a half, and we're farming 60 acres now, 4 years.
damian: and i mean, i would imagine that along the line, somebody came up and said, "javier, just put some fertilizer on them, make them about this big if you want. you can sell them for a higher price at the market." but you go organically. javier: actually, i never had that because my father was an organic farmer. my father grew melons, squash the right way, the good old way. we're talking about 50, 60 years ago. and so, i saw my father coming home with those beautiful melons that smelled really beautiful. and there were no fertilizers or pesticides. so for me, when i came to the santa cruz area and went to cabrillo college, and it was nothing but organic, i'm like this is it. why would i want to go and look for something else when i can grow how to make these things taste beautiful? i mean, really tasty and look beautiful. and it's a lot better for our communities and for health. damian: how big is the market for organic fruits and vegetables? javier: i think for anybody, for a small grower especially that wants to start their own farm and go on their own,
this is the perfect time. because you see the large corporations, the large growers going organic and growing organic. the demand is incredibly big. so, this is it. it's a really good time for you to go on your own if that's what you desire to do, and look for the resources that are available for you that will help you make the jump. damian: now, aside from farmer's markets and [inaudible], where else can we get your vegetables? javier: [speaking in foreign language] farm. u can to my own farm and pick them yourself if that's what you like to do. but i actually, they go to retail stores, direct to the retail stores in the bay area. you have my own label, my own private label. i'm an independent grower, and i'm really happy to do that because i only take orders from my wife. damian: smart man. all right, so i want to teach my kids a lesson in [speaking in foreign language], what it's like to pick a few crops. take them over to your farm and say andale? javier: absolutely. here you go, it's all yours, go wild. damian: tell us about the
conference. and i know that you're going to be the keynote speaker, but why is it important for the grower like you? javier: i mean, first of all, it's an honor for me to be the keynote speaker, and i'm just going to go and say my story, and how i made it happen, and how i'm making it happen. i mean, it's so important for all the latinos to really go out and look for the resources that are available, that you know, a really high percent of the farmers are not taking advantage in a good way of what's been offered to make your business thrive and make it successful. so, i'm just going to go and tell them that, you know, it is important for you to go out and look for the usda programs, for the ccof, a certifier that will get you certified organic if that's what you like to do. or ncat, an organization that it's there for you to give you some technical assistance and tell you whether you are going to be successful growing your carrots, or your jicamas, which they doubt. they said, no, they're not going to--not them, but you know, because of the area where i grow things, they didn't think that i would grow jicamas.
but i was growing jicamas when i was 6 years old, so i know what [speaking in foreign language] damian: was there a time when--since your wife is the boss, was there a time when she said, "javier, what are you doing? we're trying to make ends meet. what are you doing, starting your own business here?" javier: actually, i'm really, really blessed and happy that i have a wife that allows me to be myself, and also my daughters and my family. just, "that's what you--that's what you like to do, that's where your heart is, go right at it." and they always stand behind me, and i'm really happy for them. i'm really blessed, not only my family, but a lot of people in the community have really helped me make this successful. damian: that's wonderful. last question, what--why should the small spanish speaking farmer go to the conference in monterey? javier: because if you want to succeed, it's really hard to do it on your own. you might be able to do it, but it's going to take a long time. so, you need-- damian: because you made mistakes along the way, you want them to learn from your mistakes, [speaking in foreign language]. javier: haven't we all? of course i made a lot of mistakes. and that's what i want to avoid,
i want them to not make those mistakes that i made at the very beginning. and i'll share some of those when the conference comes along. but there's so many, so many good people out there in the community that are eager to help you succeed. so, reaching out to different nonprofits, some of the governmental programs that are available, and then just the community, the farming community that are--a lot of us, our goal is to help others succeed. because at the end, you're not taking your lexus, are you? damian: that's right. well, the conference, again, is not taking your lexus, are you? in monterey on november 15 at the monterey hyatt, and it is free. there is a number to call for more information. gracias y felicidades. it's a pleasure to meet you. javier: [speaking in foreign language] damian: all right, gracias. cc by aberdeen captioning 1-800-688-6621 www.abercap.com
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