Firefighter battles brain tumor

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FARMINGTON, N.M.- Many would describe Clarissa John as hard-working and always willing to lend a hand.

She has served her community for the past six years as a volunteer firefighter for the San Juan County fire department. Now, she’s facing a new challenge.

“Clarissa has a sudden brain tumor and it came on within a week she was fine weekend before last and then on Monday she came down with a headache and that just kept progressing and then she started having speech difficulties” said Diana Reynolds, a family friend.

She was airlifted from Farmington to an Albuquerque hospital. With a possible surgery and a long recovery ahead of her, a GoFundMe page was created.

“We really are family and that’s not just San Juan County fire Department that’s the fire department across the country we are a strong tight- knit community and when one of us is down we lift each other up,” said Chief Jordan Renolds of the San Juan County Fire Department.

Click here to donate to the GoFundeMe page