[sixties-l] Fwd: Dolores Huerta's condition once again critical after the UFW co-founder

From: radman (resist@best.com)
Date: 12/08/00

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    >Subject: Dolores Huerta's condition once again critical after the UFW 
    >Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2000
    >News from the Farm Worker Movement(www.ufw.org):
    >Dec. 8, 2000
    >Dolores Huerta's condition once
    >again critical after the UFW
    >co-founder is transferred to UCLA
    >      Dolores C. Huerta--a pioneer in the Latino, labor and women's
    >movements--is listed in critical but stable condition in the intensive
    >care unit at UCLA Medical Center after being transferred Thursday by
    >helicopter ambulance from a hospital in Bakersfield.
    >      The co-founder of the United Farm Workers was re-admitted to
    >Bakersfield Heart Hospital on Nov. 30, suffering from an infection and
    >pneumonia. She was later placed in the hospital's intensive care unit.
    >Doctors in Bakersfield were unable to identify the source of the
    >infection. So she was flown Thursday by helicopter to UCLA Medical
    >Center, where she remains in intensive care.
    >      Huerta was first admitted to Bakersfield Heart Hospital on Oct. 29,
    >where she underwent emergency surgery to repair a rare opening of the
    >aortic artery. The condition is called aortic duodenal fiftula. Then,
    >she remained in critical condition for more than a week. She was
    >released to a rehabilitation facility in Bakersfield on Nov. 15.
    >      Family members have asked that Huerta's privacy be respected.
    >Further information will be released as it becomes available. She is
    >unable to accept flowers or visitors. Cards and messages can be
    >forwarded to P.O. Box 9189, Bakersfield, CA 93309 or via e-mail care of
    >      In 1962, Huerta, then single with seven children, joined Cesar
    >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 campaign
    >for Vice President Al Gore.
    >For a hot line with updates on Dolores Huerta's condition call
    >FOR PRESS ONLY - Contact: Jocelyn Sherman at 213-368-0688x269
    >For more information on the Farm Worker Movement visit our web site at 
    >http://www.ufw.org and/or subscribe to the Farm Worker Movement list serve 
    >by sending an e-mail to UFW-subscribe@topica.com.  To unsubscribe send an 
    >e-mail to: UFW-unsubscribe@topica.com.

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