Retired UA Professor in Need of Help After Stroke


  • Photo from GoFundMe campaign
A retired University of Arizona professor is in need of support as he recovers from a stroke.

Edward (Ted) Pope and his wife, Claudia, were traveling in Mexico last week when he suffered a "massive" stroke and needed to receive emergency treatment, including two surgeries.

Pope is currently in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and his wife hopes to fly him back to the VA hospital in Tucson in a few days.

Because the stroke and treatment occurred outside the United States, he is not receiving assistance from Medicare or Veterans Affairs.

Family have created a GoFundMe campaign for Pope to help cover some of his medical expenses. 

So far, they have raised $5,385 towards their $40,000 goal.

To contribute to the Edward Pope Recovery Fund, visit

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