Recovery from Stroke: Ronaldo’s mother counts blessing goes spiritual

first_img Loading… Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has posted an emotional message on Instagram having been released from hospital two weeks after she suffered a stroke. Maria Dolores was rushed to hospital on March 3 after suffering an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. Ronaldo wore protective clothing including a face mask and gloves to visit his mother during her stay at Nelio Mendonca Hospital. And in news which will come as a relief to fans of the Juventus superstar, Dolores, 65, was told she could be discharged from Madeira’s Nelio Mendonca Hospital on Saturday. Ronaldo’s mother was looking happy and relaxed as she looked out to sea from her terrace, days after she was transferred to a private hospital in the island’s capital city at the start of the week. “I am lucky to have the opportunity to live to love my family and have them close to me,” Dolores confessed on Instagram. Lucky Fellow:Maria Dolores counting her blessings “Thank you to everyone for their support and affection. These have been difficult days but of struggle and victory. Now I’m at home surrounded by the love of my family, my good energy. “I will stay here as I like to but always looking after myself first. Everything will be fine.” She also joked, in an online message alongside a crying emoticon: “You thought I wouldn’t come back but I returned slowly, softly, calmly and with peace in my heart.” And showing she has taken to time to reflect on the meaning of life during her enforced rest in hospital, she added: “I also returned with a thought in the form of a message – why judge the colour of one’s skin, the clothes or shoes people use or the way they look. “We are nothing when it comes to life, we are simple, pedestrians in this world. Read AlsoRonaldo’s mother rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, reports claim No doubt many suffering stroke would wish they could sing the victory song like Madam Dolores. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer stroke worldwide each year. Of these, 5 million die and another 5 million are permanently disabled. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of AmericaInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopHe Didn’t Agree With His Character Becoming Gay And Quit A Role7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Brazilian ‘butt-lift’ surgeon dies after Rio torch relay

first_imgDR Ivo Pitanguy, one of the world’s top plastic surgeons who helped make Brazil a popular destination for the rich and famous to get work done, died on Saturday. He was 90.Pitanguy’s death came one day after he carried the Olympic flame that later lit the cauldron at the Games’ opening ceremony in Rio’s Maracana Stadium. Suffering various health problems, he carried the flame while sitting in a wheelchair.Pitanguy had a heart attack at his home in Rio de Janeiro, spokeswoman Patricia Sallum said.One of his signature surgeries earned the nickname the ‘Brazilian butt-lift’. His skills with the scalpel helped make beauty-obsessed Brazil a leading international destination for plastic surgery tourism and one of the countries where the most operations are performed.Pitanguy was said to have a long list of international jet-set types whom he operated on, though he was also careful not to release names. He became so successful that he commuted to work in a helicopter from a private island.Despite his fame and wealth, he also liked to help poor accident victims for free. Early in his career, he created a surgical wing of a hospital to treat those with few resources. Other hospitals followed suit, leading to several that offer discounted or even free plastic surgeries to the poor.Called the “philosopher of plastic surgery,” Pitanguy argued that beauty treatments can help people in the same way that psychoanalysis does because it helps break down internal barriers. In other words, changes made on the outside of the body can boost self-esteem.His body was cremated last Sunday. (The Guardian)last_img read more

New presidential candidate brings youth, financial skills to table – Jagdeo

first_imgWith the election of former Housing and Water Minister Irfaan Ali as the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, General Secretary (GS) Bharrat Jagdeo has affirmed that he brings a lot to the table.Speaking with the media on Saturday after the election, Jagdeo pointed to the fact that Ali is a youth, who can resonate with voters and the young population that makes up the majority of Guyana’s demographics.“I think Ali is young; he can resonate with young voters. When you talk about youth, we are the party that lives this. I was the President of Guyana at 35 years old. This party here elected me for that. Ali is 38. He is the youngest of the candidates,” Jagdeo said.“He’s had several years as Minister, in one of the largest ministries. He has delivered house lots to people across every single race and every single religion … and thousands of that. He was in charge of water, another big sector, and made a transformational impact in that period.”He noted that any future Government must have delivering goods and services to the peoplPPP’s Presidential Candidate Irfaan Alie at the forefront of the agenda, and added that while the present Government has failed in this regard, Ali’s experience bodes well for this.The General Secretary then cited Ali’s work in charge of the PPP’s West Demerara grassroots network, especially for the last two Local Government Elections and the General and Regional Elections. He also noted that Ali has been the PPP’s Finance Secretary for years.Jagdeo also debunked assertions that the new presidential hopeful would be overshadowed by him owing to his work as General Secretary. Jagdeo reiterated that both he and Ali would have different roles to play and that he had no intention of abdicating his role as General Secretary.“I have a job as General Secretary of the Party. Here, we’ve selected a presidential candidate. My job as GS of the Party is manifold. It’s to grow the Party; I’ve set myself the task of greater inclusion in the Party.”“Number two is to galvanise this party to win power. That’s the role of a General Secretary. The candidate runs for the elections, but my job is to bring people together and work on a campaign strategy. And the campaign strategy is approved by the Party.”Saturday’s election was conducted by way of secret ballot. Immediately prior to the elections, three candidates withdrew from the contest leaving former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Ali as the two contestants.Following the passage of the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018, the PPP began its search for a presidential candidate.The no-confidence motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition against the Government succeeded when Charrandas Persaud, a former Alliance For Change (AFC) parliamentarian, broke ranks and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.While Ali will represent the PPP as the presidential candidate, media reports on party affairs in A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) suggest that incumbent President David Granger will run for re-election. …cites grassroots work, performance in Housing and Water Ministries as election factorslast_img read more