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My Story

Welcome to Cecilia's CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated.

Dear family and friends,

We set this site up on behalf of our Mom – Cecilia Preciado Burciaga.

Early in August, Cecilia was diagnosed with pneumonia. This diagnosis and subsequent x-ray resulted in a CT-scan which revealed three things in her left lung: one mass, one very swollen lymph node, and fluid. Since then, she has had multiple follow-ups including a biopsy - which revealed a cancerous malignancy.She was discharged to our home in Menlo Park and will be staying with us for as long as necessary.

We will be speaking to the doctors regularly will update you as soon as we hear and have a moment. We may, occasionally, have close family friends contact you or update this site as we get more information.

Unfortunately, phone calls and visits are difficult as this time - her ability to speak is hindered by her ability to sustain conversations beyond a few words. We read her emails, cards, letters, and Facebook posts but we can’t promise a response given her energy level.

Until we have a better sense of her health, your prayers and thoughts are all that we ask for.

Gracias,
Rebeca Burciaga y Toño Burciaga

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Cecilia Preciado Burciaga posted a new journal entry.

Beginning next academic year (2013-2014), the San José State University Chicano/Latino Faculty Staff Association will have (in addition to the Dr. Galarza Scholarship), ... Read more

Carol Muller signed Cecilia's Guestbook.

Thank you for welcoming me to join the moving remembrance at La Casa Zapata this afternoon.  I first met Cecilia as a graduate student in Education at Stanford in the ... Read more

Arturo Vargas signed Cecilia's Guestbook.

Dear Rebeca and Tono, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother. I have held both your parents in very dear esteem.  They were important mentors ... Read more

Marian Cruz signed Cecilia's Guestbook.

Thank you for the information.  I will be sending in a donation in memory of my dear friend Cecilia Burciaga. Marian Cruz Read more

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga posted a new journal entry.

Beginning next academic year (2013-2014), the San José State University Chicano/Latino Faculty Staff Association will have (in addition to the Dr. Galarza Scholarship), ... Read more

Mickie Luna signed Cecilia's Guestbook.

  Rebecca and Tono Thanks for the invitation to attend el Dia de Las Madres at Stanford, please know that I and my husband Vince will be there.  Sorry that I could not ... Read more

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga posted a new journal entry.

Día De Las Madres Stanford Memorial in honor of  our querida Cecilia Preciado BurciagaPlease join us on May 10, 2013  at 1:00pm.in the Casa Zapata Dining Hall at ... Read more

Gilda Bloom-Leiva signed Cecilia's Guestbook.

Dear Rebeca y Tono, You will not remember me as you were small children when I was at Stanford doing my doctorate.  When I was at San Jose State University completing my ... Read more

Ana Sierra signed Cecilia's Guestbook.

Rebeca and Tony, I just want you to know that I'm one more person who had the privilege to meet your parents at Stanford. As you might imagine, they helped me to make it ... Read more

Concepcion Valadez signed Cecilia's Guestbook.

Dearest Rebeca and Tonho, May it be a comfort to you that on Sunday, April 7, the Book Club of the Stanford Chicano / Latino Alumni Association of Southern ... Read more

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