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Distal Biceps Rupture Surgery

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UPDATE: Last Friday (March 15th) I did my surgery and thank God it was a success. Now I'm recovering and taking pain medications. The next phase will be physiotherapy and I am very motivated to start that. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this surgery being carried out.
UPDATE: Today, (March 5th) I completed my pre-surgery blood work. Additionally, we found out that we needed to change surgical facilities. My surgery has been postponed until next Thursday (March 7th) and will now take place at Sahara Surgery Center.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I appreciate your support, whether that be sharing my story, a kind word or donating to my surgery.

My name is Matheus Camilo and I am a 23-year-old professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Rio Branco, Brazil.

My MMA journey began at the age of 13 through a community program called Looking for the Next Champion. The program aimed at keeping youth off the streets of my neighborhood. I first learned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing which quickly progressed and broadened my interests in MMA. By the age of 16, I knew MMA was my passion in life, and I wanted to pursue my passion further in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. With the support of my mother and father and the agreement that I graduate school, my parents agreed to let me go to Rio De Janeiro. Eager to train in Rio De Janeiro, I graduated school early at the age of 16 and left for Rio De Janeiro. Here, I trained for three years, before pursuing my dream further by visiting and training in the United States. In 2021, I moved to the United States, and started training MMA at Xtreme Couture. I quickly found myself spending my entire days there training, learning and developing my skills further alongside some of the top athletes in the world. I have dedicated my life to my passion, and dream of one day becoming a champion.

Sadly, a few weeks ago, I injured my distal bicep tendon while assisting a teammate preparing for his upcoming fight and suffered a complete full-thickness tear of my distal bicep tendon. I must now undergo emergency surgery to repair the tear to prevent the loss of strength and movement in my arm. Unfortunately, I am not able to cover the cost of the surgery. I am asking for your help to keep my dream alive. My surgery is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th. After which, I will be out of the gym for several months recuperating and completing physical therapy to regain my strength and mobility so I can return to MMA.

Thank you all for your love and support. I appreciate you taking the time to read my story and being a part of my life's journey.


Matheus Camilo.


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