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Roberto's "Beto" journey to recovery

Organized by: Carlos Silva

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THE STORY:

Roberto Rubio is a 67 year old man from Mexico, father of two and a proud hardworking husband, who suffered a stroke, thus, losing movement on the right half of his body. Nearly a year ago, it was a normal dawning for Roberto, he headed to take his bus in his way to work as he usually does. However, things took an unexpected turn for "Beto," he started losing balance, he felt dizzy, and his leg weakened. He suddenly lost consciousness, but he was lucky that his brother-in-law spotted him and promptly took him to the nearest Red Cross facility where regardless of his symptoms, he was misdiagnosed with high blood pressure. His sister was not comfortable with the diagnosis since watching "Beto" struggle she thought there was more to it than just high blood pressure. Worried she convinced "Beto" to visit another doctor, for a second opinion, but he never made it. Halfway, "Beto" fell to the ground completely unable to move or speak coherently. He was immediately translated to the nearest hospital where the doctors told him, he just suffered a stroke. Luckily, the stroke did not cost him his life, but he did suffered the totally loss of movement his right extremities, and his mouth therefore impairing him to speak and eat. Almost a year later, Roberto is still on his long way to recovery, bounded to wheelchair. He is now able to partially move his arm and legs but he has extreme difficulty to stand or talk. Sadly, "Beto" is going through psychological pain also, since he feels like he is not self-sufficient because he hasn't been able to work ever since the stroke. He still needs physical therapy sessions and medication to move forward with his recovery and his life. However, with his missing income, the Mexican government refusing to help him and the increasing costs of medicines and physical therapists, the family resources has been extremely limited. Your support is going to help "Beto" to get back to his therapy sessions as well as paying for the required medicine to help him back to his normal self. Beto still has a long way to full recovery, but with your help and Beto's strong will it is going to be possible!

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