Cesar Chavez

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"My birth"

My birth

It wasn’t what I did, but what Cesar did.

In 1972 my father, Ramon Zendejas, ended up in jail in Salinas, CA at the same time Cesar was in jail. My father shared with Cesar that he his wife had just given birth to me and that the hospital bill was a lot of money. Ramon at the time was working as a lettuce picker. Cesar explained to my father that he could receive financial benefit from the company he worked for to help pay for the bill. My father immediately looked into this and was able to get some money from the lettuce company! I think it’s pretty amazing…