“Thank You, Raymond” – First Hour

Raymond Arrieta Right this moment he begins his final stroll “Da Vida” for the good thing about most cancers sufferers and I’m glad that this second has come. First, as a result of it’s time; Over the previous 15 years, handbook labor has elevated. It’s a dedication made voluntarily with out giving up at any level and never realizing what to anticipate. He didn’t undergo bodily or emotional ache, making an attempt to taint his effort by suggesting that he was doing it for his personal profit. Who pays for it? The worth is immeasurable.

Second, I rejoice all that I’ve achieved. It was positively of immense assist to the sufferers present process remedy Oncology Hospital On the medical heart.

I visited it for the primary time 15 years in the past on a stroll, and the transformation it has undergone through the years is exceptional, from the therapies being accessible to the brand new technological tools arriving on the sidewalk.

None of this was instructed to me. To grasp the worth of this humanitarian feat, it’s important to stroll. It is best to see the gratitude of sufferers, survivors, relations of those that have battled the illness, and those that have misplaced that battle. Individuals hug, kiss and bless him as a result of he by no means ceases to ask for that boon and look to him with boundless hope that he’ll assist them. It was a accountability that got here to have an effect on his emotional well being, for which he sought applicable assist.

I dare say this stroll is probably the most intense work Raymond Arrieta has ever carried out, and he did so due to a detailed encounter with most cancers. Final 12 months her steps had been devoted to her personal father, Don Ramon, who fortunately survived the illness immediately and can be near her once more. He additionally learn it by means of the not too long ago deceased director Pedro Alicia and his animation associate Dagmar, for whom he walked from Ponce to San Juan for the primary time.

Right this moment he returns to Ponce, bidding farewell to an irrevocable dedication. Though I’ve little question that every one had a particular worth, it was actually a really emotional one.

I’ll go along with him within the latter a part of this 12 months, as a result of all of us have causes to assist this initiative. I’ll stroll in reminiscence of my cousin Junie and my uncles Wilson and Eddie, my aunt Sarah, my pal/sister Viviana, my pal Evelyce and my son’s pal Seba for whole therapeutic (whereas working). Simply have Raymond to thank!

Photos: This is the last part of Raymond's walk

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Entertainer Raymond Arrieta accomplished the 14th version of the Da Vida Stroll this afternoon to profit the Oncological Hospital.