the renowned actor John Joseph Camero He revealed on his social networks that he is going blind. The disease began two years ago and today, at 78, she described the fog covered his eyes. As explained by the artist, he suffers from a relative blindness that leaves him with only 10 percent of his vision. Despite complicating many of his day-to-day activities, he said he can still walk without the assistance of a cane.
The actor, remembered for his role in Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf and that retired from acting in 2013 with the film the previous lifegave an account of his situation in a post on his account Facebook. “I will try to be brief and explain how best I can do it. The truth is that I was delaying the decision to share with you my current reality, without this entailing the slightest pretense of overwhelming you, nothing further; It is only necessary for me because my soul tells me to make this confession to you, which already costs”, begins the harsh story.
Then, turning to his relatives, he said: “Perhaps many have already noticed it, given my difficulty in writing and the times that I am forced to correct. I don’t know why I delayed in revealing this truth, nor why today and not before, I dedicate myself to doing it. Perhaps, the decision is gestated by my essence of loyalty and sincerity with all those human beings with whom I relate in some way.
“The mist has covered my eyes. Other things happen to other people, this happened to me, I can’t read or write like I used to. I have tried everything that can be done so far, since this difficulty began years ago, I have been going through it with the hope that endless treatments have been carried out, but they did not prosper, ”he added.
Camero explained that blindness is not total. He said that he doesn’t need to “feel a face to know what it is like.” “I can walk around the house without tripping and look out the window and see, albeit dimly, the gifts of nature.” “I can also, and do, carefully pick the blessed fruits of the lemon tree that bears a plant at the back of the house where I live.”, he listed.
In 2011 the artist married Sonia Hippener, whom he met in Uruguay while shooting a movie, and since then they have lived in each country for a while.
The illness of Juan José Camero
As the actor himself explained, after going through several doctors they explained to him that he suffers from a “relative blindness”. “The innumerable and competent professionals that I have consulted, whom I thank for their long-awaited and profound dedication, have determined and agreed that I have only with ten percent of my capacity of my vision which is almost, and I am sorry to say this, almost semi-blindness. The diagnosis, according to hundreds of professionals I attend, have concluded that it is absolutely irreversible“, He launched.
He explained that the precise name of the diagnosis is “bilateral maculopathy”. “It is true, I accept it and share it with you, but I do not feel myself to be the champion of misfortune, nor the standard-bearer of human pain. And as Saramago would say, ‘there is a lot of blindness in the world and this evil is spreading. It is clear that it is not a physical blindness or at least, not only. I think we are not in a world where we use reason rationally. We use reason to, for example, reach the moon, but we are incapable of using it to reach other human beings, who, finally, are the closest and truest universe we have’.
The words of camero They had a lot of repercussion among his followers, who immediately sympathized with his situation and excited, camero He decided to make another post to explain that it was not easy to make his problem public: “Infinite gratitude for reading this that was not easy for me to confess. I hope they receive from me a strong and my always sincere hug.