The famous Cuban pianist and composer living in the United States, Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera, together with his wife Aurora González, delivered today a donation of furniture and other medical supplies to Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso General Hospital, in Santiago de Cuba.
The aid includes about twenty electric beds and a fair number of mattresses, as well as bureaus, tables for patients, consumables, and various means of protection against biological risks, among other products destined mainly for the service of Surgery, whose hospital room. It was recently renovated.
Dr. Abel Poulot Mendoza, director of the institution that serves 70% of the local population, emphasized the gratitude of his group and explained that this is a valuable contribution because surgical patients need special care where the bed is best.
Nachito Herrera and Aurora González with Pachi Naranjo and provincial Health directors, in Dr. Juan Bruno Sayas General Hospital
This demonstration of altruism and respect for Cubans is funded and organized by the Martí Association and the Matter Foundation, non-profit organizations from the state of Minnesota, in the northern country. In addition, it was achieved with the support of the Ministry of Public Health and UNEAC in this territory.
In a meeting marked by intense emotions, where there were smiles, tears, and above all gratitude, the musician declared that Matter’s main motivation was to contribute to the well-being of people. So its members, led by Cuban businessman Aurora González, contribute enough resources to support institutions in about 45 countries.
“Cuba will not disappear. Here we have no family left in the blood, but we have 11 million brothers and sisters, and we will continue to help with everything we can,” said González, adding that each donation is the result of solidarity and strength of American citizens eager to help humanity.
Aurora González, president of the solidarity organizations Matter and Asociación Martí in Minnesota, United States
He commented that to get each delivery to the largest of the Antilles, they had to face the difficulties created by the restrictions of the Washington blockade on the Caribbean island.
For his part, Nachito Herrera appreciates the possibility of contributing to Public Health in the eastern province, as he has done in other parts of Cuba. He assured that as long as he can continue to make music, he will allocate part of his earnings to fund solidarity shipments to his country of origin, something he explained as a duty motivated by a deep appreciation for the model of social Cuban, without it he would not do it. was able to train as a musician.
The artist, considered one of the greatest exponents of Cuban music around the world, is very clear that beyond ideologies, skin color, and beliefs, the homeland is the essence of every person and he found the enthusiasm for that certainty. collaboration with health and culture institutions in Pinar del Río, Havana, Villa Clara, and Santiago, among others.
“I prefer to die the day I can no longer protect the legacy of the Cuban people, the legacy left by our doctors, our athletes, and our musicians,” he concluded.
Nachito Herrera and Aurora González are also the bearers of the donation of musical instruments and other resources for artistic education in this province.