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Pulpo Esbrez Liver Transplant Fund; funds will be used for Pulpo's medical costs as he has no insurance. Please show your support! Thank you

Internationally acclaimed Tango Dancer, Norberto El Pulpo Esbrez, is going through an extremely difficult time.He is in dire need of a liver transplant.

In 2001 he was diagnosed with diabetes, and three years later he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. He had to endure a three year treatment with Interferon y Rivabirina.

In 2011 Pulpo suffered an accident that prevented him fr
om dancing and working for a whole year, Upon his return to Buenos Aires he found out he needed a liver transplant as his condition had worsened and that he was being placed on a waiting list. With no means to face such costly operation Pulpo asked his doctor permission to travel once more to try to raise some money for his surgery. Against the advise of his doctors, Pulpo went to Europe for three months, after a week of his arrival he suffers a serious esophageal hemorrhage that leaves him hospitalized in Amsterdam for some time. He decides to travel to the US and a week after his arrival, again, suffers another serious hemorrhage that lands him in hospital again.

Pulpo has tried to keep his condition secret because he has untIl now refused to burden anyone with his problems. However, he NEEDS a liver transplant urgently!

Given these circumstances we are trying to raise funds in all the tango communities around the world. Every person that has met Pulpo knows that he lives and breathes every single tango step he takes.

All those who love Tango Argentino know what Pulpo and his family have done for tango in three generations of dancers and bandoneon players.

We ask you from the bottom of our hearts that you help him get this surgery done as soon as possible, Pulpo and his family will be forever grateful to you.

All donations are welcome and no donation is too small, please share this message and help us save Pulpo’s life, he really needs our support right now.
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