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Tohono O'odham woman dies after collapse at home

A Tohono O'odham woman who collapsed at her home, prompting her 8-year-old daughter to dial 911, died Saturday.

Olvera Valenzuela, 33, was suffering from a wide range of health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure. She was on dialysis for two years due to kidney problems.

Uneek Valenzuela, a second-grade student, dialed 911 and obtained emergency help after her mother collapsed. But Olvera fell into a coma and never regained consciousness.

Olvera was a traditional Tohono O'odham basket weaver, her husband said.

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