He had just finished withdrawing money
from a local bank, when unbeknownst to him, he was followed from the bank by two
armed thieves on motorbike.
n a brutal attempt to rob him, they shot him pointblank through his carís driver side window. The bullet entered his left shoulder and through his thorax,
causing his left lung to collapse. The searing heat from the passing bullet burned a lesion and sent tiny vertebrae fragments into his spinal cord.
Emmanuel was instantly paralyzed from the chest down.
He was rushed to the Miguel Couto
government hospital. An excellent team of doctors and neuro surgeons spent the
next 16 days stabilizing and treating Eman.
His chest cavity was drained and the left lung re-inflated. Neurosurgeons operated on his spinal cord and successfully removed the bone fragments.
The next step for Emmanuel is physical
rehabilitation. He is eager and determined to do the work necessary to recover
his body functions.
We are currently seeking admission for Eman in several therapy centers in Brazil and in the U.S.
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