Thursday, March 20, 2008

Featured Story: Jack Agueros

A Puerto Rican Poet's Fight with Alzheimer's

More than 100 of his (Jack Aguero's) friends and fans gathered on Tuesday night at East Harlem’s Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center, not just to celebrate his work, but to help him in a time of need.
Four years ago, he learned he had Alzheimer’s. While the disease is still in its early stages, he needs assistance with daily living. That means he needs financial assistance, too, since his application for Medicaid has yet to be approved. As a result, ten poets and writers held a benefit reading to help his children defray the costs of caring for him.
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