OAPD chairman, Diego Barreto, dies at 36 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Presidente da OAPD, Diego Barreto

The OAPD chairman, Diego Barreto, died last night, October 28 2016, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, victim of cardiac arrest during hospitalization to perform tracheotomy.

Carrier of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, this hospitalization was due to his growing difficulty in breathing and also feeding, since it was .

Our dear Diego had just completed 36 years of age, after a year of having lost his mother because of cancer, and will leave an irreplaceable void in our hearts.

Thanks to the dedication of family members, physiotherapists doctors, nursing assistants and friends, there was no pain in his last moments and he left in peace.

The funeral was held today, October 29, about noon.

On behalf of the entire OAPD team, thank you for all the affection that the family has received from all of you.