Blind artist and photographer Pedro Miranda, from Oaxaca, Mexico, needs a surgery to avoid losing his hearing. At 17, Institute of Critical Studies, we are supporting him by fundrasing in both Spanish and English. We are calling for small donations or larger donations in exchange for art works by many of Pedro’s artist friends. Pedro Miranda is the most important blind photographer in Mexico. Please give him your support to allow him to continue with his important work.
Letter from Pedro
To my friends, accomplices, confidants, and the general public:
I’m writing these few lines in order to gather, with your help, the funds necessary for my ear surgery.
This surgery is necessary because last May my doctor confirmed the loss of my hearing on my right-hand side. I have been suffering from an ear ailment called “otosclerosis” for several years. The disease has caused the ossicles in my right ear to calcify. Thus my hearing has decreased.
My blindness is well known. Of course, the aditional deafness makes my day-to-day life all the more difficult. This is why I have decided to undergo the operatation. If the surgery does not take place, my auditory nerve will end un permanently damaged. In recent years, I have used a hearing aid that has help me. But soon it may no longer be of any use.
I thus hope for the surgery to take place in December, 2018, in my home town of Oaxaca. The intervention is called a “stapedectomy”, and consists in the removal of my abutment and its replacement with a prosthesis that will perform its functions. I will thus be able to recover the my hearing and will thus be able to lead a normal life.
I decided to have the surgery in Oaxaca because that will allow me to be in the hands of the doctor who has treated me for years and, therefore, knows my medical history, ailments and most suitable form of medication.
I want infinitely to thank all the friends and acquaintances who have so generously donated their art works as part of the fundraising effort. I hope we can obtain the necessary amount. I thank you very much for your participation, and for sharing the present call.
All donations will include a $3.00 USD charge to support Hispanics in Philanthropy, as it is a NGO itself
When you make the donation, you have the option to chose your own amount and give a tip to HIPGive, which can be edited as well on the ‘EDIT’ button
tullia & rivardo
Pete and Amy Eckert
ADRIAAN P DEMONCHY
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