Fearing tragedy, Fernando Tererê’s family opens account for financial help

Tererê fazendo uma de suas graças, em foto de Gustavo Aragão.

Tererê in Tijuca during his golden years, in photo by Gustavo Aragão/GRACIEMAG

As Jiu-Jitsu fans found out yesterday here on GRACIEMAG.com, Fernando Tererê, a sport Jiu-Jitsu sensation, has again become embroiled in his inglorious battle with drug use in his home of Rio de Janeiro’s Cantagalo hill.

Left with no other recourse, the family of the black belt who dazzled entire gymnasiums last decade have announced account information for collecting donations to pay for a drug treatment facility. They fear tragedy. “He alternates between drug use and violent behavior at home. Everyone is afraid of a tragedy; but we’ll never give up! He came back from England in poor health, and he gets worse with every day. Tererê is still that kid that the Jiu-Jitsu folks know so well, he’s our champions, and we mustn’t lose him,” said the embattled star’s friend from Alliance academy Elan Santiago.

GOAL TO COLLECT 15,000 REAIS FOR 4-MONTH REHAB

“According to the family’s calculations, they’ll need 15,000 for a four-month stay, plus the relocation costs that Eduardo Telles has agreed to foot. Everyone is really sad, but we need to fight to get him to rehab—and right away,” Elan insists.

To help by making a donation for Fernardo Tererê’s treatment, the bank details are:

Banco Bradesco
Agency: 002786
Account: 500206-0
In the name of Regina Helena Carvalho da Silva
CPF: 082-638-527-30 .

Revisit Tererê’s gentler side, in the final of the 2004 Jiu-Jitsu World Championship against the much heavier Fabricio Werdum, now a UFC star.

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3 Responses to “Fearing tragedy, Fernando Tererê’s family opens account for financial help”

  1. Woh is very sad to see such talented and much more respected individual in our community falling again into this world wide sickness called drugs… I myself have experienced this situation in my own family and know for a fact how devastating it is to see someone you love so much in such condition. Lets all pray the lord for Terere’s health and his family… Get well soon my friend and remenber We’re all humans, and make mistakes but we can always rectify them and learn from them!!! Get well Dude…

  2. Spacetonic says:

    Terere should try Ayahuasca…there’s plenty of that in the Amazonian side of Brazil! That’s the only remedy so far to drug dependence!!!

  3. Samurai71 says:

    I went to the bank to transfer some money and they said I needed full name address and all this other information that isn’t posted above. So maybe you could set up a paypal donation site or something. It might make it easier for people who want to help who don’t live in Brazil.

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