[sixties-l] Fwd: UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta remains critical after surgery

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Date: 10/31/00

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    >Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 22:01:26 -0600 (CST)
    >From: Grassroots Media Network <tta@mail.utexas.edu>
    >Subject: [generalnews] UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta condition remains 
    >critical after surgery i
    >News from the Farm Worker Movement(www.ufw.org):
    >Oct. 30, 2000
    >UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta
    >condition remains critical after
    >surgery in Bakersfield hospital
    >       Dolores C. Huerta--a pioneer in the Latino, labor and women's
    >movements--remains in critical condition after surgery early Monday
    >morning to correct a rare opening of the aortic artery within the
    >intestines. The condition, called aortic duodenal fiftula, was
    >discovered during the exploratory operation at Bakersfield Heart
    >Hospital. Doctors say her prognosis is guarded and that the next 48 to
    >72 hours will be crucial.
    >       Huerta, 70, who co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar
    >Chavez in 1962, was treated last week for a bleeding ulcer in the lower
    >intestines. She fell ill again Sunday morning suffering extensive
    >internal bleeding, was hospitalized and underwent surgery beginning at
    >11 p.m. Sunday.
    >       Among family members by her side are her son, Fidel, a physician in
    >Bakersfield, daughter Angela Cabrera, a registered nurse at the
    >hospital, and Richard Chavez, Cesar Chavez's brother and her longtime
    >companion. Huerta is the mother of 11 children, 14 grandchildren and
    >four great-grandchildren.
    >       In 1962, Huerta, then single with seven children, joined Chavez and
    >his family in Delano, Calif. where they formed the National Farm Workers
    >Association, which would become the UFW in 1966. She stepped down as the
    >union's secretary-treasurer in September to devote herself to other
    >pursuits, including campaigning for Vice President Al Gore.
    >To reach a hot line with updates on Dolores Huerta's condition call
    >Cards and flowers can be sent to Bakersfield Heart Hospital, 3001
    >Sillect Ave., Bakerfield, CA 93308. E-mail messages can be sent
    >(FOR WORKING PRESS ONLY: NOTE: Requests for interviews with Huerta
    >family members can be forwarded through the UFW. Call Jocelyn Sherman at
    >213-368-0688, ext. 269 .)
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    >by sending an e-mail to UFW-subscribe@topica.com.  To unsubscribe send an
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