At the inauguration of the new Clínicas Hospital Emergency Unit on September 13, 2003, the founder of PRÓ-VIDA, Dr. Celso Charuri, posthumously received the title of Honorary Citizen of Paraná from the Assembleia Legislativa do Paraná. The title had been approved as a Bill in 1998, but had not been delivered yet.

Dr. Celso Charuri was also inducted as a Friend of the Hospital by the Associação dos Amigos do Hospital de Clínicas. In addition, the Association of former UFPR students, through its President Affonso Antoniuk, paid relevant tribute to the PRÓ-VIDA founder.

Jornal O Estado do Paraná – Curitiba – PR – September 13, 2003.