Let's all participate with what we can give to help our friend Alio to have a computer that facilitates the use of the tools that exist for the blind people.
Alio as a blind person who needs a computer that will help simplify his life and there is one that specifically excels at users who are not sighted - Apple's Mac Book. But to achieve this, Alio needs the help of each one of us. A little bit from each one of you can make a huge difference in Alio's life and he deserves so much, but so much this small, big help.
Let's all help with what we can, publicizing the fundraiser and I commit myself in the end, to publicize photos and videos of Alio already using this computer that will allow him to be in contact with his family and friends, looking for work, home , hobbies, etc.
No one can imagine the difference that an object like this can make in the life of a person who cannot see it.
The direction for a better world starts within each one of us.
A boa energia do Aliu é contagiante
About the author
"I lived with my father in a basement that had no windows and only one room where I slept on a mattress on the floor."
Aliu Baió, 28 years old. Born in Guinea Bissau, where he lived until he was 9 years old. Of the memories he tells me, one stands out: the war! "Ansumane Mané and Nino Vieira were disputing power, and in the village of Caur in Kinara where I lived there were always troops on the move. One day I was with my 2 brothers playing on the road, we looked and a truck with troops was coming, we were scared and ran away and we hid in a cashew garden, and unfortunately I hurt my right eye, which at that time was already the eye that could see well. In the village they made little tables but my eye only got worse. Desperate, my father made a plea for national radio so that I could be taken to the city and treated.
In Bissau I had surgery 4 times but the doctors told me it was better to go abroad.
In 2005, I came to Portugal with my father and since then I haven't seen my mother and it was my big dream to see my mother again and I say see because I see it in my own way.
I lived with my father in a basement that had no windows and only one room where I slept on a mattress on the floor.
I was operated on at Estefânia's hospital, but unfortunately I stopped seeing 100%.
At the age of 11 I started attending the Helen Keller center, where I was very well integrated and learned to read Braille, to eat with a knife and fork, as I only knew how to eat with a spoon or by hand.
At the age of 14 I decided to leave my father's house and go to an institution, it was a shock because there were other children with cognitive disabilities there and the adaptation was very difficult.
I had to start all over again and I was always the oldest in the classes I was in. I studied and studied psychology at the U. Autónoma where I only studied for 2 years because I always had financial difficulties and that also never helped me to have emotional stability but I really enjoyed finishing the course.
Sometimes I feel great anguish because I don't have my home and maybe I'll never get it, if a normal person who sees it sometimes can't figure it out how am I going to get it and there are days when I literally dive into the dark. I teach drums and I have my bands and I would like to be able to play with musicians like AUREA , Carolina Deslandes , Bárbara Tinoco , Rui Veloso "
1/16/2023 Miguel A. Lopes