“He would give his balls to go there!”
This statement, though usually figurative, is meant very literally by 52-year-old Colombian poet Raffael Medina Brochero. He has offered to sell his testicles to the first person who offers him the desired amount, which right now has been reported to be anywhere from $20,000 to $200,000.
Brochero has published 11 books of poetry in his 35-year career and now wants to spread his poetry to Europe. His drastic measures were prompted by his last experience on a poetry tour. In 2012, he traveled through South America, but ran out of money and found himself in more than one dangerous situation. He broke laws in five different countries, had his life threatened in Bolivia, and was forced to sell his wedding ring in Peru just to get home. He hopes that the profit he makes from selling his boys will prevent a repeat performance in Europe.
Although unconventional, Brochero’s motives and intentions seem pretty decent. His most recent book of poetry is entitled, Poetry For Peace In Colombia and peace is definitely something we can get behind. As far as the fate of the real estate between his legs, Brochero hopes that they will go to a testicle-less man who needs them more than he does. He is married with one child and hopes that he can give another man the chance to be a father as well.
He also said that the buyer could just use them for soup.