The aid worker Lucía Lantero, the former soccer player Julio Alberto Moreno and the Paralympic swimmer Enhamed Enhamed have been the protagonists of the congress for young people of the Lo Que De Verdad Importa Foundation (LQDVI), held on April 18 in Palma de Mallorca.
The meeting brought together more than 1,500 students, as well as youth organizations and associations, and you can watch it at:.
Lucía Lantero is a Spanish aid worker who went to Haiti and ended up founding an NGO that offers food, shelter, education, and care to children who live in poor conditions, being victims of mistreatment, sexual abuse, and slavery. "I chose the path of uncertainty, I let my heart guide me along that path."
Former soccer player Julio Alberto Moreno, after a difficult childhood had a stellar career, playing for Atletico de Madrid and Barça. At the peak of his sports career he fell into the world of drugs. "I went from being a successful soccer star that everyone wanted to be with to having people walk away from me when they saw me on the street." His story is a story of improvement, second chances, and of valuing life in the present.
For his part, the swimmer from the Canary Islands Enhamed Enhamed, “won”, as he likes to say, blindness at the age of 8, and since then nothing has stopped him. Considered the best Paralympic swimmer in history, he won four gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, among many other victories. "There can be no shadow without light. You have to know how to deal with those shadows in order to enjoy the light."
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