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'Abrazos and Books' scholarship recipient dies

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Victor Hugo Miranda

Nearly 20 years ago, Victor Hugo Miranda won a scholarship through the "Abrazos and Books" organization (KGO Photo)

A promising young Bay Area man who was providing a vital service to his home town in Mexico has died.

Nearly 20 years ago, Victor Hugo Miranda won a scholarship through the "Abrazos and Books" organization of former ABC7 News reporter Rigo Chacon.

That is where Miranda vowed to become a doctor and he did.

In 2002, Chacon followed up with Miranda in Mexico where he was a popular physician at a small hospital two hours from Mexico City.

Unfortunately, he developed kidney problems, and despite a transplant, Miranda developed pneumonia, and passed away at the age of 34.

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