"My body is so tired of working for so many years. Now my hands hold all my weight."
Dra. Ana Macedo:
"I feel happy to be able to use my time and my experience to deliver more quality of life
to those people that, otherwise, could never afford any treatment for their pain."
Mr. Natalino: "I'm really grateful for the work done by the Hands of the World's physiotherapists."
"I worked in coal production since I was 12,
today I feel a terrible pain in my back,
but can't afford to pay for a treatment."
"I'm homeless. During the last 30 years my work is to collect garbage through the streets.
I whole body hurts so much. But my income is enough only to my survival."
Maria Clara, 72 years old:
"I sell candies at traffic lights all day long. My feet hurt to death.
I need medical care, but I can't manage to pay for it."
João da Silva:
"I'm a retired smith. My overweight has brought me so many postur problems.
Thanks to Hands of World, I'm feeling so much better."
Dr. Paula Neves:
"I always wanted to help poor people,
there are so many of them over the world.
Today I'm a contributor to Hands of World project
and I can do it."
Like Mauro, so many people had accidents whose consequences could have been
eased by an adequate treatment, but do not have enough resources.
They just need a hand and that can be yours.
O Fábio has suffered an accident with consequences and he is recovering quickly
thanks to the contributors of the Hands of the World organization.
Mrs. Joana, 65,
lives in a public asylum.
She cannot walk without
an equipment help.
Recently she has noticed a decrease
in her pain as a result of the humanitarian
work of Hands of the World.
"I'm retired and widow, living alone.
Due to a degenerative desease,
the tendons of my arms were damaged.
If it wasn't for the work of the volunteer
physiotherapists from Hands of the World,
I couldn't do so many simple things."
"Once I faced an armed robbery and reacted. Due to that, I have lost some arm movements.
Hands of the World has helped me to have a better life since then"
Agnaldo, 57 years old:
"I have been working at a farm
and today some movements hurt so much.
The Hands of the World physiotherapists
brought relief to my suffering."
Hands of the World invite all physiotherapists, from all over the world to put the hands on, to help this enourmous
amount of needy people which most of the times can be healed with simple and cheap procedures, more than we can think.
With only 2 hours a week you can give your contribution to improve the quality of life of so many people in the world.
Many professionals are donating
more than 12 h monthly
to help peoples to be happier!
Dr. André de Vasconcelos:
"There are too many ways to do charity, but the Hands of the World's proposal
is one of the easiest and viable that I have ever known.
It is such a rewarding feeling being able to help those people that we see every day,
but most of us don't even realize their presence."
ALONSO ROMERO FUENTES FILHO • President and Founder
Physiotherapist - UniABC / Sao Caetano do Sul
Master of Technology in Health - PUC / Curitiba
Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy - UAFX / Madrid
Specialist rebalancing Locomotor - UG / Barcelona
Specialist Physiotherapy for Hospitals - CESUMAR / Maringa
Founding member of ABRAFITO - Brazilian Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
Teacher at Contestado University- Unc Mafra
Teacher at Inspire University - Curitiba
Physiotherapist Brazilian National Handball Team (2001 - 2004)
Physiotherapist CBHb acting at the Olympic Games in Athens - Greece and the Pan American Games
Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic.
Physiotherapist in Real Madrid's Medical Center (2000 - 2001) - physical therapy practices.
Training and Research in Manual Therapy in Brazil and Europe.
DIOVANA ABREU SARTORI • Vice President
Physiotherapist - ACE / Joinville
Specialist in Human Movement Sciences
Teacher at UnC - Mafra / SC
Teacher at SENAI - Rio Negro / PR
Teacher at Special Education Course - PARFOR
Technical Supervisor of Clinical Rehabilitation Our Lady of Aparecida - Rio Negro / PR
Mario Blumenthal • Controller
Law Court Officer - Government employee / PR
Member of the Board of Lar Nossa Senhora da Anunciação
SOELI HEUKO SCHULTZ • Secretary
Retired Law Court Officer
Member of the Board of APAE - Mafra / SC
GIOVANE JOSÉ MAIORKI • Member of the Financial Committee
Teacher at UnC - Mafra /SC
Specialist in Tax Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Regional Development
Volunteer Administrator at Lar Nossa Senhora da Anunciação - Mafra /SCC
MARCELO SARTORI • Member of the Financial Committee
Graduate in Business Administration and Law
Managing Director at Tribuna da Fronteira Newspaper - Mafra / SC
Founding Partner of LEO CLUB Mafra / SC
DANIEL ROGÉRIO PETREÇA • Member of the Financial Committee
Degree in Physical Education - UnC / Mafra - SC
Specialist Personal Trainer - UFPR / Curitiba - PR
Master in Physical Activity and Health - UDESC / Florianópolis - SC
PhD in Physical Activity and Health - UDESC / Florianópolis - SC
Teacher at UnC - Mafra / SC
International Certification in Anthropometry - ISAK Level 3
Coordinator of Mafra em Forma
Owner of Corporativo - www.corporativonet.com