A 77-year-old woman is not just fighting cancer; she is fighting to stay in the place she has called home for nearly 25 years. The elderly East Bay cancer patient wants to be allowed to die in her home and her lawyers accuse Stanford University of supporting the effort to wrench her from her house. Her eviction trial begins Friday.
Widow Angie Cicero has Stage 4 breast cancer. She has no children and lives on a fixed income of $986 per month. All she wants now is to spend her final days in the Union City house she first started renting in the 1980s.
“I’m dying and I want to die in my own home; been there 25 years next month,” Cicero said.
But in 2006 her landlord Hercules Fini died and willed the house to Stanford University. Now, the trustee of Fini’s estate wants her evicted, saying she has not paid rent in three years and has refused offers of assistance in relocating, including $15,000