Solido “A brain tumor wont keep me down”

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For more than two decades Eligio Salinas Jr. the lead accordion player for Grammy Award Winning Tejano band, Solido was unaware he had something inside his body.

As a child, he had seizures that eventually went away.

Salinas a Rio Grande Valley resident had side effects such as headaches and his arm falling asleep, but he didn’t think much of it.

It wasn’t until he had a seizure again this past January that led him to the emergency room.  

After further testing it was discovered that Salinas had a mass in the back of his brain.

The only option to removed it, was to go under the knife.

He had surgery in which this tumor was removed.

He continues to recover by being committed to his daily therapy at the local gym.

He also wants to recommend others to get checked and to not ignored any health symptoms. 

After our interview, professionals uncovered that the tumor in his brain was not malignant and it did not spread to the rest of his body.

He is also cleared to go back to work which means you can catch him at his next concert.

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