The Chavez family has announced that Helen F. Chavez, 85, Cesar Chavez's widow, underwent surgery Thursday evening, October 31, to repair a broken shoulder. The procedure went well and she is recuperating and preparing for rehabilitation. Helen was hospitalized after breaking her shoulder in a fall on October 9. She developed intestinal problems that required surgery on October 16, but recovered enough to undergo the shoulder repair on Thursday.
The family has expressed genuine thanks for the many thoughts and prayers being offered for Helen's recovery. The family asks friends and supporters to keep Helen Chavez in their thoughts and prayers. If you would like to send get well wishes to Helen, please sign the online card to the right and add your personal message.