[sixties-l] Fwd: Condition of UFW co-founder upgraded to `fair': AP- 11/9/00

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Date: 11/09/00

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    >Subject: Condition of stricken UFW co-founder upgraded to `fair': AP- 11/9/00
    >Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 09:34:23 -0800
    >News from the Farm Worker Movement(www.ufw.org):
    >Condition of stricken UFW co-founder upgraded to `fair'
    >Wednesday, November 8, 2000
    >AP: Breaking News Sections
    >(11-08) 17:42 PST BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Dolores Huerta, co-founder
    >of the United Farm Workers union was taken off a ventilator and
    >transferred from a hospital critical care unit Wednesday as her
    >condition improved.
    >The diminutive but feisty activist who founded the UFW union with the
    >late Cesar Chavez had been in critical condition since surgery Oct. 30
    >at Bakersfield Heart Hospital to repair a rare intestinal condition.
    >Her condition was upgraded to fair as she was moved to a normal hospital
    >``We've reached a major turning point and we hope she'll be able to go
    >home real soon,'' said Angela Cabrera, one of her 11 children. ``The
    >fact that she went into this pretty healthy was certainly on her side,
    >(plus) her own drive and her willingness to fight.''
    >Huerta, 70, has been weary and unable to speak, but she has sat up for
    >brief periods and has communicated with family members through hand
    >signals and smiles. Even as she was in critical condition Sunday, she
    >made a weak fist to urge supporters to mobilize voters to go to the
    >polls Tuesday.
    >Huerta, who left her position as UFW secretary-treasurer in September to
    >help campaign for Al Gore, was monitoring the outcome of the election
    >from her hospital bed. She voted at the hospital with an absentee
    >The Huerta family has been swamped with cards, e-mails and telephone
    >messages wishing Huerta well and praying for her recovery, Cabrera said.

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