Ricardo moved from Mexico to Paris to start a new life with Marie, his girlfriend. Little over five months after, he found out he had a tumor and had to get an emergency surgery to remove it. Unfortunately, the procedure left him deaf and with a paralysis on the left side of his face. 

I met him a year and a half ago, and started documenting his journey after his second surgery that consisted on a facial reanimation so he could regain facial movement up to a 70%.

He still has a long way to go with rehabilitation and probably radiation in the future to eliminate completely what´s left of the tumor. Nevertheless, things are looking up for him: he now feels fully adapted to France, he has a job and a happy relationship with Marie.  

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