Central represents Brazilian Pauê

On June 8, 2000, Pauê suffered a severe accident on a deactivated railway line in São Vicente, Brazil. It was a route he took almost daily. At the time, he was 18 years old and lost both his legs. Today, at 41, he is an example of overcoming adversity and the only double amputee surfer in the world, having been a world champion in triathlon (swimming, cycling, and running). With a degree in Physiotherapy, he has given more than 2,000 lectures, in which he shares his journey, drawing a correlation with people’s daily lives, delivering messages of optimism, motivation, adaptation, determination, courage, management of difficulties, and overcoming challenges.


From June 3 to 20 this year, he will be in Portugal for the first time as a speaker, represented by Central de Informação. Among his engagements, he will be the keynote speaker at the DDC event at the Gondomar Multiusos, addressing over 3,000 people. He will also participate in other internal and public lectures, from north to south of the country, and in sports and social events as an ambassador for inclusion.