Hello! :) I am a fitness coach/gym owner and lost my gym business due to Covid this year. I was visiting friends in Portugal and learning the language/culture. One night last week (30/9/2020) I was suddenly and viciously attacked and robbed in the Pink Street area by a gang (seemed like Professional thieves ) who also attacked my friend.
I fared worst, because I tried to fight them off which I did, but suffered bad injuries as there were so many criminals (obviously organized).
This resulted in a double fractured jaw, ripped tongue and 5 badly damaged teeth/gums (Doctors prescribed liquid only diet for at least a month which has consistent of only apple juice), robbed (phone and cards) and at the same time I was told that I contracted COVID-19 ! As we all know our phone these days is our lives and I didn’t have backup to anything in my phone (iCloud was full) so was a hard blow to lose years of data but that was nothing compared to what’s to come.
I have currently been moved to and confined in Curry Cubral hospital since I have Covid and cannot even get further treatment on my injuries until I test negative (I’ve had a general an aesthetic operation but my jaw still isn’t straight). I was recently told I cannot eat any solid food for over a month! Plus because my jaw fractured in a high right side (they couldn’t fix) as well as the chin (where I had operation with metal plates incerted) my jaw will need 6 months to heal :((
Right now the important thing is that I am trying to save my teeth (root is damaged) and needs urgent dental surgery but as I don’t have access to phone/funds due to card situation and very low existing funds. Please donate something to help me get the necessary dental procedures done. Any amount will help! The timeframe is need the funds would be within 6-8 weeks time when I’d have to have my teeth fixed or risk the roots dying. I also missed my scheduled flight away which was on Sunday 4th Oct so would need to purchase another flight out and get replacement phone. Living without a phone these days is so hard!
This has never happened to me ever, so I am in shock but as a fitness coach I know I must stay strong in the toughest challenge of ,y life. I just really want to be able to recover my teeth (so I can smile again) and recover from Covid and get healthy again so I can continue to train people to get fitter and better in these challenging times.
Thank you so much for your support! I will stay strong and keep sending you guys my progress and motivation whilst I’m recovering in the Covid wards!
- Matthias Matzner
- Mario Mouraz
- Benjamin Tsui