Jaime Escalante From Stand and Deliver: No Money for Medical Bill
Inspirational Teacher Has No Money Left to Pay His Medical Bills
Jaime Escalante, the real-life inspiration for the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver is battling cancer, but he has run out of money to pay his medical bill, so the cast from the movie are appealing for donations to help the 79-year-old.
So far the actors have raised $5,000 but they need about $25,000 more according to Vanessa Marquez who appeared in the film.
"Stand and Deliver" dramatized the story of how Garfield High School math teacher Escalante turned a group of no-hoper students into calculus champs.
Edward James Olmos played Jaime Escalante in the film, which also featured Lou Diamond Phillips and Andy Garcia.