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  • I guess this is a sad story, maybe it alo is hopeful, maybe not, maybe it just wants to crush you, I do not know how to judge this story and it is true, and I am a small part of it and it just is crossing my life´s path:
    a young Mayan Indian man,
    20 years old, gorgeous on a photograph he sent me,
    Celestino tried to crop a huge tree
    back in his village, the way
    the Mayans know
    how to crop a tree.

    The tree was 60 feet high.
    Celestino lost balance.
    Celestino dropped 60 feet down.

    In the hospital they discovered that his spine was broken.
    He was unconcious.
    The doctors are great,
    but their equipment and conditions
    are horrible.

    There was nothing
    these doctors could do.

    Celestino did not grow conscious.

    The accident happend on May 8th.

    On May 10th the hospital
    sent Celestino home
    to die...

    But he did not die.
    He woke up.
    He is paralized from his waist down.
    He needs diapers.

    One of his neighbors is the woman
    who fell into a crevice with her car
    8 years ago
    and ever since lives in a wheel chair.

    Members of our group
    Grupo Visión visit Celestino now.

    He is calm,
    this Celestino,
    He is aware,
    He is NOT depressed,
    He wants to live.

    He exercises his arms.
    A doctor - friend went.

    Can we help him
    get to real Rehabilitation
    in Mexico - City
    and find a life?

    He has all the necessary attitude.
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