Weʼve raised £592 to Help give Carlos back his fingers
- São Ludgero - Santa Catarina, Brazil
- Funded on Sunday, 23rd July 2017
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Carlos Mariotti urgently needs your help.
He's trying to raise enough money to pay for surgeons to reconstruct his fingers so he can wash his face, hold a cup and clap his hands for joy... all things many of us take for granted.
You may remember his story.
He was the Brazilian factory worker whose hand was saved from amputation when doctors used a rare surgical procedure to bury it in his belly following a horrific workplace accident, just over a year ago.
I’m the journalist who wrote the original international story that went global with images showing Carlos lying on an operating table with his hand inserted inside a soft-tissue pouch in his abdomen, and his midriff swathed in bandages protecting the damaged limb.
I've recently updated Carlos's story with details of his harrowing recovery in the MailOnline and with Barcroft Media.
His left hand was ripped to shreds last March 2016, after it was trapped between two coil rollers in an industrial machine used to make plastic cups and plates.
The skin was completely torn off, destroying tissue, severing blood supply and leaving bones and tendons exposed.
Over the last year, physicians have rebuilt his limb using skin and muscles from his belly for the back of his hand, and skin from his thigh for his palm.
It's been a remarkable journey, accomplished through a series of groundbreaking operations by amazing doctors who have saved Carlos's hand.
But his hand is shaped like a boxing glove.
Now surgeons are preparing to restore his fingers in pioneering cosmetic surgery.
But the married father-of-one, who has worked all his adult life, is unable to work to pay for the private medical care.
Please help him regain his independence and self-esteem with a donation.
Your generosity will put him on a road that promises an incredible recovery as he lives with the hope of returning to work, supporting his family and doing normal things again.
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- 4 years ago
Janet Tappin Coelho4 years ago
Thank you to all of you who contributed to Carlos Mariotti's fund raising efforts. Although we didn't make the international total, we are running a Brazilian campaign in portuguese for him as well and your generosity here is being added to his local pot. It will certainly help him on his way. Thank you for your kindness
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Janet Tappin Coelho
São Ludgero - Santa Catarina, Brazil
I've been following Carlos's tale for a year since the awful accident and seen how his employer has apparently failed to support him. I've recently written about his harrowing recovery. I hope many will be touched by the article and want to make a difference to Carlos's life. .