Fund raising for purchase of school equipment for the Pediatric Service School of the Lisbon IPO.
Is the pain temporary? Yes, for us amateur athletes yes .. but not for the children who attend the IPO Lisbon School of Pediatrics, and it is for those children that I want to dedicate this campaign of fundraising.
When we propose to do something "epic" we should leave a mark also on those around us. The most diverse forms of cancer do not choose ages, creeds or sexes .. it is so arbitrary that it can affect anyone at any time, without a well-defined cause and a 100% effective treatment causes suffering, pain, anguish and despair ... sometimes more to those who live outside it than to those who have settled for the disease.
If you ask me if I like to do this campaign, no !! I preferred not to do it. But reality exists and we have to face like it exist.
I remember when I was a child to enjoy drawing, a house, a car, a sun .. what I saw I drew .. I was fortunate to have the goods at my disposal without having to make requisitions, to go through bureaucracies that draw the pleasure of that hour and then draw ....
In order to fill this "gap", the campaign will be used to collect funds, which will be converted into assets and donated to the IPO School of Pediatrics.
On April 8th I will do the first long triathlon of these season in Setúbal and on July 8 the IRONMAN in Frankfurt where I will have to swim 3.8km, pedal 185km and run 42.2 ... On July 8, 2018, I intend to be the Finisher of IRONMAN 140.6 in Frankfurt, Germany. (3.8k swim, 185k bike, 42.2 run), and know that WE ALL made a child smile.