Message from Pedro Pan Eloísa Echazábal. Below the link to the Miami Dade College announcement dated July 8th regarding the upcoming Freedom Tower exhibit about the Cuban exile experience. This exhibit will be launched in mid-September. The first exile focus will be on the Pedro Pan exodus. Most of us who reunited with our parents in Miami remember visiting the Freedom Tower for the services the U.S. government made available to the newly arriving Cuban exiles. The Pedro Pan exhibit will last about two years. Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company invited me to collaborate with them when the plans were first developed about two years ago, and I was ecstatic with the opportunity. Also collaborating with their memorabilia and photos are Operation Pedro Pan Group Inc.organization, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection and Florida International University Libraries. As soon as the next official announcement comes out, I will forward. In the meantime, I would like to let you know that a "collecting day" is being planned for Saturday, July 26th, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Freedom Tower. This is the day when Pedro Pans will have the opportunity to bring memorabilia regarding our Pedro Pan days to be loaned to the exhibit. Required receipts and documentation will be available there. Courtesy parking on the open lot across the street south of the Tower. Entrance on N.E. 5th street. Just let the attendant know you are coming to the Tower to bring your items. This is a great opportunity to showcase our experience. Again, as additional announcements are released, I'll forward.

Raul De Jesus Cano Chauvell

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Raul De Jesus's Story

I left Cuba on Feb 17, 1960 and was bussed to Camp Matecumbe. From there I was relocated to Spokane, WA on June 5, 1962. I attended Gonzaga University for 1 year and then served in the military. Upon my return, I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BS and a MS in Biology, specializing in Genetics. In 1974 I graduated from the University of Montana with a Ph.D. in Microbiology.

I was hired as an Assistant Professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After 35 years of academic life, I retired and am currently an Emeritus Professor of Microbiology. I recently founded an Environmental Consulting Firm.

I have been married to my wife Pat for 44 years to my wife Pat Patricia Nadvornick of Spokane, WA). I have three children: Monica; Sara and Anthony. All have graduated from Cal Poly with degrees in Business, Nursing, and Biomedical Engineering, respectively.

Life has been good and am grateful to Catholic Charities for their nurturing support, Maristas Brothers for teaching me life long tools and my fellow Pedro Pan friends who helped me deal with life in the US both good and bad).

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Raul oye hace tiempo que no se de ti, escribeme varias mamas se han muerto por aca como la mama de marcela y tania, la de dalia y aurora esto ha sido malo conchita la operaron del corazon igual que al esposo escribe..carinos...

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Raul espero que hoy te registres. te lo envie en un email del cel mio..besos PD y te lo envio en un email regular..

Message by Ileana Arriola (Minico) | Aug 10th 2009

Raul I hope that you register on this page and that way you will see my message. I am minico and I used to be in Colfax, Wa in the academy where you used to go> I know that you are a teacher in california. If you come here you may call me at 786-499-1992 or email take care.. minico

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