Sad news today: Sarai Rodriguez is dying

Sarai Rodriguez (currently at John H Stroger Hospital) is one of the fourteen patients whose loved ones participated in the Hunger Strike for Health Care. Today, her doctors and family have notified us that she is dying. Hunger strikers are enraged and blame Northwestern Memorial Hospital, who refused to evaluate her for the transplant list. Area hospitals have begun a dialogue with the hunger strikers as they have done during last year’s hunger strike, but this comes too late for Sarai and her family. “Last year they made promises, and then continued to turn people away — because of this, Sarai Rodriguez is dying” stated Father Landaverde, one of the organizers of the Hunger Strike for Health Care. “We hold Northwestern Memorial Hospital directly responsible for killing her”.

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