Abraão - Give him WINGS to make him FLY again!

Abraham Cogumelo - Caiçara


THANKS TO ALL OF YOU, THE OPERATION TOOK PLACE ON THE 2nd OF APRIL! OBRIGADO!

Big thanks and congratulations to everyone that participated and please keep on sharing this beautiful story with your friends and family! Abraham is getting better and started a physiotherapy. OBRIGADO

Let’s unite and all become part of the story: give a second chance to a young talented kitesurfer. All together, we are making a dream become reality.

Spécial thanks to (alphabetic order): GOLD Benjamin, LUYET Yves (physiotherapist), MARTINS-FAVRE Martina (radiologist), QUINODOZ Didier, SCHAUB Manu (anesthesist), SCHOPFER Albert (orthopedist, co-operator) SIEGRIST Olivier (orthopedic surgeon), SZALAY Ildiko and La Tour Hospital.

Results due to a kitesurfing accident: “Torn ligaments, broken meniscus and fractured tibia”. Our donations will be used to cover hospital charges and afford a physiotherapy. If everthing works out, Abraham will be operated and taken care of by excellent doctors which generously offered to operate him for free (representing an amount of 20'000.-).
However, the hospital fees must be paid and the physiotherapy as well.

Thanks to all of you for being participating!

For you to understand the reasons of this fundraising, you can watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbBweoaAS4I or read the text I have written below.

I met Abraham in a little paradise in Northeastern Brazil called Jericoacoara. A city built on an oasis in the desert, with little sand streets and an almost permanent bright sun. Abraham lives some sand dunes further with his family in the “Sitio Paraiso”. The “Sitio” is a smaller oasis, with four small houses: no water, no electricity. The Cogumelo family has been living there for the last 4 years.
Before settling down, the parents with eight kids have been travelling for 12 years around Brazil (mainly the Brazilian coast), by bicycle. As a living, they would sell “artesanato”: handmade bracelets, necklaces and some decoration. Born during this long adventure, he and his closest brother “Alemao” grew up far from all technologies, never having had any phone or camera.
 All their childhood, the kept on analyzing waves, trying to understand different sounds of the wind and always looking their new addiction: adrenaline.

This is how their passion started.

The fist waves they surfed was on an old broken windsurf board they had found and fixed. It’s with this same board and a toy-kite that the boys created their own way of kitesurfing. Later on, Abraham exchanged his monkey against his first real kiteboarding material.
Nowadays, both brother are probably some of the best surfers, kitesurfers and slackliners in Jericoacoara. With perseverance and humility, Abraham started competing and making people believe in him.
Three months ago, while training a trick called “double handle-pass”, Abraham hurt his knee. It was painful, but since he kept on training hard, we were far from imagining the truth.

Chance, love, hazard and Abraham’s moving personality brought him to discover the beauty of Switzerland. Among wonderful new experiences, he also got bad news and faced truth for the first time: If nothing is done about his knee within a short lapse of time, he would never be able to do sports again.

Each of us counts. Whether the amount of the donation is lower or higher, it won’t matter. What does matter is the amount of people and good souls that will get united to help, to share and to give Abraham a unique and unbelievable possibility to see the light of a bright future again.

THANK’S TO ALL OF YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS FOR HELPING. All together, we will make it happen.

 

Make him fly again:
Abraham and his mom "CHICA"
ABRAHAMS BROTHER, "ALEMAO"
ABRAHAMS HOUSE IN THE "SITIO PARAISO"
KITESURFING IN FRONT OF THE "SITIO PARAISO"
ABRAHAM'S SISTER SLACKLINING IN THE "SITIO PARAISO"

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Organizer

Ilona Quinodoz 
Organizer
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