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Santos Family

Hi everyone!

I am Idario Santos, married to my wonderful Soraya Carvalho; we have two amazing kids – Vinicius and Artur. Together we are the Santos Family.

In 2004 we found doctors in the U.S. who could provide a cure for MSUD, a rare disease that was threatening our youngest son’s life. In 2005 my family left our home in Brazil and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ever since, we have been living in this amazing city.

The book is now available. By reading our history, you will become part of our odyssey and will be saving lives 50% of the proceeds from all sales benefits the Clinic for Special Children.

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Thank you,

Idario Santos

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"A meaningful lesson…" I invite you to travel on this amazing odyssey between two wonderful countries with different languages and habits.

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Clinic for Special Children


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About the book: Know more about this Sweet Odyssey.

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Sweet Odyssey

Idario Santos. About the author.

Meet Idario Santos, born in Prata – PB, Northeast of Brazil. In 2005, he abandoned most of his dreams and moved to the United States of America to save his son Artur Santos from a rare disease called Maple Syrup Urine Disease.

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Idario Santos

Vinicius Santos. About the co-author.

Meet Vinicius Santos, born in Fortaleza – CE, Northeast of Brazil. Vinicius was two when his brother Artur was born with MSUD. Co-authoring the book, Vinicius ghost wrote his father’s thoughts helping the construction of his family memoir.

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Vinicius Santos