I started putting music to the words that Pablo typed out. The result was beautiful songs. Comfort and relief flooded my heart, now that I knew we had a way of understanding each other. Every moment we were together, the music never ceased.
Many stories have moved me since we began using the Champa, but none like that of a boy with reduced mobility who summoned 15 friends to help him climb the Champaquí. They all took turns supporting the bike while the tour organizer led them up the summit, achieving the boy’s dream.
When I dance the tango, I connect with my own feelings. Although I represent a character, I am also telling part of my life and exposing something of my own. I reveal something of myself every time I perform. That intimacy transforms me as I dance.
To leave when Afghanistan needs more help than ever would have been a real betrayal. If I had also left, who would stay?
I’ve faced discrimination from a very young age due to how I look, and I know it will continue. But the more hours I spent on stage, the better I felt. Comedy helps me heal.
Five years ago Hugo Carabes was in a car accident and lost a leg, setting him on a path to become an amputee professional footballer. Now the Covid-19 pandemic has put him out of work and he earns a living dominating streetball in Mexico City.
My goal is to lay a foundation for the Paralympic sport in Colombia in 2027.
My world was mostly darkness until the emergence of cricket, a sport that gave me social value and a sense of identity as a part of society.