“Did you guys come to fetch me?” asked a toothy-smiled Tererê, upon seeing his parents Lena and Tio Barriga for the first time at the rehabilitation clinic Viva, in Sorocaba São Paulo last weekend.
Received with warm embraces – something the star from Cantagalo favela hadn’t done since he was imprisoned in the USA in 2004 -, the parents were moved. And their excitement about the treatment grew.
Dona Helena and Carlos Augusto decided to stay in São Paulo, at the house of a cousin in Ibiuna, to save on the return ticket to Rio de Janeiro and to visit as many times as the clinic permits.
Most uplifting, according to the family, was that Tererê understood the importance of sticking to the clinical dependency treatment. For the sad story to have a happy ending, though, Fernando Augusto still needs contributions to complete his treatment.
“Another 10 thousand reais and we’re fully covered,” remarks a family member. “Please, keep helping us; it will be worthwhile.”
Anyone who wishes to help by donating to the Terere fund via Paypal may do so through Marcelo Garcia’s Terere Help Fund, clicking the link below.
The Brazilian bank account the family set up for anyone who would like to help is:
Banco do Brasil
Conta Corrente: 24611-5
Carlos Augusto da Silva (Tio Barriga)