SocialJustice Activist Has Stroke

Angie Tarin is an activist, meaning she always had more courage in her little finger than each of us will ever have in our whole body.  As a child she picked cotton. Her father, a red headed Spanish speaking native Californian, married a native woman from a Mexican village. They would bring Angie and their other seven children to pick fruit—Angie loved figs and dates her whole life, but she told us picking cotton was hard though her little hands did it well.  Always a hard worker, she brought that ethic to her social justice activism.

Angie Tarin Pompa raised 4 children, always working three jobs—literally!  She was able to give up graveyard shifts as her children got older. She was the complete “tia” to her many nieces and nephews. While her mother, our “Nana” was the respected matriarch until Valentine’s Day, 1995, Angie did not overtly display her socialism or atheism until after her mother passed that day.  

These protest picture show Angie on the front lines of Women’s Rights Rallies in El Monte, California in front of PlannedParent Hood, she escorted Spanish speaking women into the clinics where they received health care. Angie faced old white men with guns blazing, as she walked with the women through the counter protesters chants.   

In the 70's she took her children to Vietnam peace protest. In the 80's the National Org. for Women Califorina flew her around the state to tell the story of the women at the El Monte medical clinics. 

In December 2013, Angie's world was dramatically changed when she suffered from a massive stoke but her family was by her side and watched her fight for her life. The family spent Christmas and New Years at the hospital while Angie was slowing trying to recover.
In February 2014, Angie was able to be transferred to the local rehabilitation center where the daily routines of life still was an obstacle for her. Then in June 2014, Angie is ready to come home and become a new type of active woman. She still has a long road to recovery to learn how to speak, walk and write again but with her family's help she can succeed. The rehabilitation center is no longer providing assistants for Angie on physical therapy or speech therapy because they have determined she has reached a point where both of those services are no longer needed.

Her wish was to be at home, which she is. She has loving caregivers and does her best to communicate.

In order to bring Angie stay home we need to have the proper medical equipment such as a medical bed, a handicap accessible shower constructed just for Angie and other specially equipment to help her exercise. 

We appreciate all donations, and prayers. 
Angie would love for people to donate to KPPC in her name.

Thank you for taking the time to read our page. 

May you have a beautiful day.

Proceeds will go to help Angleinas healthcare throughout the rest of her life.


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