Family asks for help to pay for medical care for Cuban survivor of accident in Uruguay

Family asks for help to pay for medical care for Cuban survivor of accident in Uruguay
Family asks for help to pay for medical care for Cuban survivor of accident in Uruguay

The Cuban’s relatives Omar Verdecia Fernandez, Sole survivor of a tragic traffic accident in Uruguay At the end of June, they asked for help to cover the costs of medical care during their hospitalization.

Verdecia, 39, suffered serious injuries when the truck he was traveling in collided head-on with a car going in the opposite direction at kilometer 160 of Route 3 in the Uruguayan department of Flores on June 25, according to preliminary reports of the incident.

The Cuban was rushed to a hospital in the city of Trinidad, with his health compromised due to Various traumas: fractures of 10 ribs and a hip and lacerations to the liverhis family reported on the platform GoFundMewhere they created a page to raise funds to cover medical expenses.

The request for help states that Verdecia “has to undergo many surgeries and does not have health insurance since he does not reside in Uruguay.”

“Our family thanks every family member or friend who can give their financial help, no matter how small it is, every dollar counts,” says the request, which aims to raise $4,000 dollars to be able to cover the costs of Verdecia’s medical care.

“Thank you for your kindness and for giving hope to this human being who, like millions of Cubans, has left Cuba in the hope of a better future for his family,” the text concludes.

Initial information about the accident revealed that the driver of the vehicle in which the Cuban was travelling and the occupants of the car – a 51-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman – died on the spot. Local media reported that the victims were trapped in the vehicles and had to be rescued by firefighters.

However, according to Cuban journalist Niover Licea, the number of people killed in the accident had risen to 10, information that has not been confirmed.

Several Cubans have been involved in fatal accidents in Uruguay in the last year.

The young girl Haila Fiol Daudinot, 19, died last Friday due to a multiple head injury he suffered when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck in the city of Maldonado on July 3.

Ricardo Cabrera Enoa, a young Cuban doctor, also lost his life in that country in a traffic accident last April.

In July 2023, A fire that broke out in the house where they lived claimed the lives of the brothers Eduardo and Bryan Cruz Pérezaged 21 and 23, in the city of Pando, in the metropolitan area of ​​Montevideo.

A large community of Cubans currently resides in Uruguay, thousands of whom are seeking to resolve their immigration status after, in mid-June, The government will sign a decree to grant them legal status.

The measure benefited some 20,000 people, most of them Cubans, who remain irregularly in the South American country.

 
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