Doctors have said that Ronald Poppo is awake & alert after the horrifying ordeal. His nose & left eye are gone. 50% of his face is missing as opposed to the originally reported 75%. Doctors are hopeful he will have vision in his right eye in the future, but it's too early to tell. Poppo also has a minor brain injury & 2 wounds that possibly game from police gunshots used to kill his assailant. Surprisingly, Poppo also isn't taking any major medications; just antibiotics for a minor infection.
Despite all of this, it's reported that Poppo is remaining positive & upbeat. He likes discussing the Miami Heat & is hoping to go swimming again soon.
A fund to assist Poppo has been established by the Jackson Memorial Fund. So far, $15,000 has been raised for him. Donations can be made through Neighbors 4 Neighbors by calling (305) 597-4404. You can also make a donation through the Jackson Memorial Foundation website, http://www.jmf.org. Click the â€śTake Action Nowâ€ť tab, and then click on donations. Once you are on the donation page, select â€śotherâ€ť in the contribution details section and input: Ronald Poppo.
You may also write a check to Jackson Memorial Foundation and include Mr. Poppoâ€™s name in the memo portion. Checks can be mailed to:
Jackson Memorial Foundation
Park Plaza East
901 N.W. 17th Street
Miami, FL 33136
Original story & information can be found at http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/06/12/doctors-reveal-causeway-cannibal-victim/