SOLIDARITY: Helping Professor Benito Diaz Walk Again

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Dr Benito Díaz, a retired professor from the University of Los Andes (Venezuela), suffered an unfortunate domestic accident on March 9th, 2021: he received the impact of a metal gate that fell on him, knocking him down and causing him multiple acetabular centre-type fractures at the level of both hips. On March 19th, he underwent reconstructive surgery of the pelvis led by Dr Adrien Roa at the Luis Ortega Hospital in the city of Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela, where he lives. Immediately afterwards, he began with the exercises of the rehabilitation plan, with an indication of three months of bed physiotherapy, before he could attempt to stand on his feet again.


Although the surgical evolution has been satisfactory, Benito has shown clinical signs of paralysis of the right external sciatic nerve, injury of the shutter nerve and sacral plexus, which implies a reduction of motor activity in both legs and an alteration of sensitivity, especially on the right side. This diagnosis determined an adjustment in the proposed physiotherapy plan to address the situation. An anti-equine splint was also placed to protect his right leg and foot from potential deformations.


Faced with this complex panorama, Professor Diaz has not fallen in his spirits and, on the contrary, has been following with discipline the exercise routines and the physical and spiritual cares required to recover his health.


Despite his commitment and tireless lifetime work, the expenses imposed by the current circumstance and the expected treatment times, far exceed the incomes of his family. The loving support we have received from family and friends allowed for performing the surgery and caring for the first two months of treatment. We are now extending a call for solidarity support to be able to afford the expenses of medical care, physiotherapy treatment, and further attentions required for him to walk again, and thus continue to contribute from his role as a tireless educator, loving father, supportive friend, critical citizen, and lucid intellectual.


This 64-year-old sociologist graduated from Zulia University, with a Master's degree from the University of London and a PhD in health socio-economics from the University of Liverpool, has devoted his life to studying and promoting forms of organization and cooperation through solidarity economy, for achieving common goals that benefit many. He was director of the Master's Program in Regional Development at the University of Los Andes in Trujillo. Through the decades, he has stood out for his important intellectual contributions in the fields of social and solidarity economics, eventually holding the chair of president of CIRIEC-Venezuela and editor-in-chief of CAYAPA, National Journal of Social Economy.


In recent years, after his retirement, Benito has shared his knowledge and experience for the improvement of his new local context, through educational programs for accompanying local entrepreneurs to develop their projects, and on a broader scale, serving as Regional Tourism Advisor, together with colleagues, at the State Tourism Corporation of Nueva Esparta.


If it is within your reach to make a monetary contribution or help us get this message across to other colleagues and friends, he and his family will be endlessly grateful to you.


WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM US ALL, BENITO WILL WALK FREELY AGAIN!


Should you require further information about the works of Dr Benito Diaz, click on the following links:


https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Benito_Diaz_Diaz/

http://www.oibescoop.org/noticias/por-la-pronta-recuperacion-del-doctor-benito-diaz/

http://www.saber.ula.ve/cayapa/


If you would like to receive updates about the health status of Dr Benito Díaz (in Spanish), you may do so by joining this Whatsapp group, managed by his close relatives:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/IWoyJdxQc79AqC0qx9PwcY

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Hermanas de Ulises

Hermanas de Ulises

Profesor universitario. Papá de Ulises.

Profesor universitario. Papá de Ulises.

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 16, 2021
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  • Eduardo Battistini
  • Donated on Jun 16, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 16, 2021
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  • Eduardo Battistini
  • Donated on Jun 16, 2021
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  • Donated on Jun 07, 2021
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  • Donated on Jun 03, 2021
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US$455.00
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Raised offline: $225.00
Total: $680.00

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