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Sep 29, 2022

U.B. Hosts Fundraiser for NRM Graduate

Meet Dorian Enriquez… he is a 2021 graduate of the Natural Resource Management Program at the University of Belize. But even before he completed the bachelor’s program at the university, he began losing his eyesight. Now, he cannot walk and has difficulty speaking. Enriquez has an undiagnosed, degenerative condition of his nervous system that is believed to be associated with an ongoing inflammation in his brain and spinal cord. Enriquez needs help to travel to Cuba for an attempt at proper diagnosis and his alma mater has decided to assist by hosting a fundraiser in the form of a presentation on a study Enriquez did on Flood Vulnerability in the Upper Belize River Watershed and San Ignacio in the wake of massive floods of November 2020.  U.B. Lecturer Cecy Castillo put together the fundraiser.


Cecy Castillo

Cecy Castillo, NRM Lecturer, University of Belize

“Today’s event was a fundraiser so that Mister Dorian can get some assistance to find hopefully some answers, medical answers for what he is currently suffering. It is an autoimmune disease; it’s undiagnosed and being that he was one of our NRM students, very outstanding young man, we decided that we should showcase his last output at the university which was under the Certificate GIS Program at the University of Belize. So we invited him to come as our special guest speaker and it is always good to see our students returning to the university and presenting what they have been doing and what they have done. And we think that his story can inspire our students who are here within our program and by looking at what he has been able to do, even with his challenges, that should inspire our students here today.”

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