Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sad news - Jaime Escalante has cancer

I think Jaime Escalante is a great man. He made a big difference in the lives of hundreds of students. These children were often given up as unsalvageable by most of society. If you haven't seen Stand and Deliver, check it out.

I am sad to learn that Jaime has cancer:

Jaime Escalante, the legendary Garfield High School math teacher immortalized in the film "Stand and Deliver," is battling cancer.
The news about Escalante, 79, was posted on the Web page of actor
Edward James Olmos, who portrayed the educator in the critically acclaimed 1988 movie.
Olmos said Escalante was in serious condition and that his family had run out of money to pay the medical bills."The treatment he needs has depleted all the funds his family can raise," Olmos said in the announcement on his website. The family "did not want to ask for help, but we took it upon ourselves to get the word out to all the country and around the world, to make his final days as comfortable as possible -- and maybe even give him a chance to beat the cancer that has afflicted him."


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