26.8.2021  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA is tirelessly working and rehabilitating the homeless street people only in state of Goa irrespective of their medical condition at the time of their admission. 
Today we present you A Young Goan homeless man Mr Mario Vaz from Cuncolim. 
Brought to us 3 years ago by Goa Police , directly from GMC . 
Mario was nearly blind in both eyes and one leg amputated. 
He used to work in a restaurant in Nuvem as a cook and would sleep and live there. 
Alcohol overtook him to an extent his diabetes was beyond 500. 
He lost vision in both eyes as there was some retina issues due to excess alcohol . 
He was amputated in GMC and lost his leg below his knee due to excess alcohol. 
Tall and heavy man. 
3 years back we were very new and inexperienced. 
Yet we took him in . 
Over the last 3 years we managed through generous donors to fix both his eyes by operating them at Vision Hospital Mapusa as it was a specialized operation. 
Eats anything and everything which causess his diabetes to shoot up . 
We took alot of trouble in the last 3 years controlling his Diabetes & pressure. 
We took many many trips to hospitals,  bought boxes of insulin strips to daily monitor his diabetes 3 times a day , etc. 
Today Mario can see much much better and has overcome his eating and drinking habits . 
Rotary Club Mapuca supported us  and got his eyes operated for cataract, free of cost. 
Diabetes and pressure now under total control. 
He now cooks in our home for about 15 people daily and is totally kept occupied. 
Attached a small video of him scrapping coconut sitting down on the scrapper. 👇
We now need support to fix his leg . 
He wishes to go back to the world , one day in the future and start work inspite of being homeless as alcohol and tobacco is totally banned in our homes . 
Mario Vaz is One of the most difficult cases we accepted , looked after and succeeded Upto 66% 
Will be 100% successful once we fix his leg . 
Mario is blessed and fortunate,  that Mr Rocky , Asst Sub Inspector of Goa Police saw his plight 3 years ago and brought him to our shelter home . 
Not an easy case to handle for any shelter home  especially when one is totally blind and amputated and everything is free. 
We @ Street Providence will continue to work towards helping and rehabilitating as many as possible who are homeless in Goa with priority given to our Niz Goenkar. 
We require your support and help to reach out to them who are HELPLESS & homeless. 
Support us in whatever way you can. 
Donate generously to our NGO. 
We offer you 50% exemption under 80G on your donations. 
Donations only through cheque /NEFT along with your pan card copy . 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848