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Claudio Vieira de Oliveira Biography
A Brazilian born with his head “upside down” told local media that he dreams of relaunching his career as a motivational speaker next month after a lonely year of isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 44, lives in the small community of Monte Santo in the state of Bahia, northeast Brazil.
Claudinho, as his friends know, suffers from multiple congenital arthrogryposis.
He has muscular atrophy in his legs, his arms are close to his chest and, in particular, his head is completely upside down, resting on his back.
Although doctors believe that he would not have survived the last 24 hours, Claudinho is now 44 years old.
However, the last year of him has been unusually quiet due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Claudinho’s disabilities never kept him from doing the things he loved. However, recently he had to give up many activities that he adored.
He told the Brazilian news site G1: “I have never had (any difficulties), my life is normal.
“I am in quarantine because this COVID is very aggressive, it is deadly, that is why we are afraid. God forgive me for this damn disease.
“I am more than twice as careful, I have been in solitary confinement for over a year and I only leave home to fix things that only I can do, like banking.
Claudinho has never been repressed for his condition. He has been on his knees since the age of seven and has learned to read and write with his mother at home.
Although Claudinho has his head thrown back, he has no problem seeing, breathing, eating or drinking.
To date, Claudinho has released DVD, autobiography, and giving motivational speeches since 2000.
Given the ongoing pandemic, it has been a while since Claudinho approached a crowd.
He told G1: “I miss him so much. I have a speech in the community of Bezerra, state of Pernamubco, scheduled for April 28. When the pandemic subsides, we will move on. ”
Claudinho also hopes to resume his social work after the pandemic. He is a volunteer for the “Alegra-te” Christian education project, which works with vulnerable children.
He told local media: “I want to redo my lectures and live many years.”
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, arthrogryposis is a term used to describe a variety of conditions that involve stiff joints and result in reduced mobility.
The cause is unknown, but it is believed to be related to a lack of space in the uterus for a fetus and a low amount of amniotic fluid.
Symptoms vary widely, and a person’s arms and legs are often affected.
While there is no cure for the condition, there are ways to improve exercise.