StoryCorps Northwest: A Community Comes Together For Polo Aguilera
Polo Aguilera lived for his community. He participated in 10 Yakima council boards, funded local sports teams and was the founder of Yakima’s first Mexican bakery, La Petunia. He was known as a man who loved to help others. When Polo’s health started to fail, it didn’t come as a surprise that the community came to his family’s aid. Polo’s wife, Terry Aguilera talked to her co-worker and friend, Cherokee Frazier about Polo’s struggle with cancer and the help their family received after his death.
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