[sixties-l] Fwd: Stricken UFW cofounder released from hospital

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Date: 11/19/00

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    >Subject: Stricken UFW cofounder released from hospital: AP 11/17/00
    >Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000
    >News from the Farm Worker Movement(www.ufw.org):
    >Stricken UFW cofounder released from hospital
    >Friday, November 17, 2000
    >Breaking News Sections
    >15:52 PST BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- The feisty cofounder of the United
    >Farm Workers union appears to be winning a personal battle.
    >Dolores Huerta was released from the hospital Thursday, two and a half
    >weeks after surgery to repair a rare intestinal condition that left her
    >in critical condition.
    >The 70-year-old labor leader and women's rights advocate was taken from
    >Bakersfield Heart Hospital to Health South, a rehabilitation facility.
    >Her family said she was still weak and fighting an infection.
    >Huerta plans to spend a week to 10 days at the facility and then return
    >home. She is expected to make a full recovery in a month or two.
    >As a single mother of seven, in 1962 Huerta joined with the late Cesar
    >Chavez to found the UFW. She stepped down as UFW secretary-treasurer in
    >September to help campaign for Al Gore.
    >Huerta was first hospitalized Oct. 25 with a bleeding ulcer. She was
    >released two days later, but readmitted Oct. 29. Doctors operated on her
    >the following day to close a rare opening of the aortic artery within
    >the intestines. She was in critical condition for eight days.
    >2000 Associated Press
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