>From: JOCELYN SHERMAN <UFWOFAMER@aol.com> >Subject: Dolores Huerta's condition once again critical after the UFW >co-founder >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 ><email@example.com>. > > 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 >661-823-6206. > >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 UFWfirstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe send an >e-mail to: UFWemail@example.com.
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