Access received a generous donation of $10,000 from Bob Stewart, former President and CEO of Access in memory of his late wife, Celia. These funds will support our Immigration and Microenterprise programs, areas of interest that were near and dear to Bob and Celia's hearts.
Celia Vazquez Escobosa was born in the state of Durango, Mexico. From a very early age she cherished the dream of someday becoming a doctor, and after completing pre-professional studies in Durango, attended the School of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. Upon receiving her MD, she specialized in allergies and immunology and did research for several years in the Department of Investigation of a large regional medical center in Guadalajara. In the course of her research she discovered a highly effective vaccine for the treatment of asthma and used it in her medical practice.
She immigrated to the United States in 1990 but continued to practice medicine in Tijuana until her retirement in 2005. Celia then devoted much of her time to international travel, a lifelong interest of hers. She passed away from cancer in January 2020 and is survived by her husband, Bob Stewart, and six sisters.