Funeral held for Debbie Delgado-Vega, founder of Latino Organization for Liver Awareness

The Latino community lost a hero last Saturday. Bronx-born Debbie Delgado-Vega dedicated her life to help Spanish-speaking patients understand liver disease.

Bronx-born Debbie Delgado-Vega dedicated her life to help Spanish-speaking patients understand liver disease.

Bronx-born Debbie Delgado-Vega dedicated her life to help Spanish-speaking patients understand liver disease. (7/17/13)

THE BRONX - The Latino community lost a hero last Saturday.

Bronx-born Debbie Delgado-Vega dedicated her life to help Spanish-speaking patients understand liver disease.

Her funeral was held today at Saint Helena's Church in Parkchester.

Delgado-Vega was diagnosed with liver disease when she was 29 years old. Rather than slow down or sink into depression, Delgado-Vega started the Latino Organization for Liver Awareness (LOLA) in 1994.

The organization helped Spanish speakers nationwide find information about liver transplants.

While Delgado-Vega could not keep up with the demands of her organization because of her illness, friends and family say they hope to continue and honor her legacy.
 

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