This campaign is being organized to give me the opportunity to represent Portugal this year at the European Masters Championship taking place in Denmark, where I intend to run the Half-Marathon on August 6th. Not only do I intend to represent Portugal but, most importantly, I want to show that a chronic autoimmune disease (Lupus) does not have to limit us to achieve great things in our lives.
The purpose of this campaign is to be able to represent Portugal at the European Masters Athletics Championships 2017, which will take place in Denmark, participating in the Half-Marathon, on August 6th, 2017. By getting involved I will be showing that there are no limits to achieve our dreams. I am an athlete with the peculiarity of having Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease. And by having Lupus I want to show that it is not impossible when passion moves us even if it turns into challenging the limits of our body. I want to share my life story because I believe it will make a difference in who, every day, survives a chronic autoimmune disease. And I believe that if I carry the cause across borders I will take an important step in witnessing that a chronic autoimmune disease does not prevent us from achieving great conquests, whether in athletics or in other activity. When it´s important to us it will make us happy to be alive.