"I am 25 years old and I owe you very much. I am the daughter of a migrant"

Rio de Janeiro, 19 May 2018

My dear President Lula,

I am 25 years old and I owe you very much. I am the daughter of a migrant, I was born in São Paulo and I saw all the suffering and pain of my family transform into happiness during your government. When you were elected in 2002, I was 9 and I never saw such great emotion in my family and in Brazil, I didn’t understand what was happening, but I knew that it was something magnificent!

In your government my dad left the statistics of the unemployed (where he had been for 10 years) for a life as a federal civil servant. Today I am trained in physiotherapy with a degree from IFRJ, where I entered thanks to ENEM. My father, also thanks to ENEM, entered in a federal faculty after 50 years. The life of my family transformed in the governments of the PT, and it causes immense pain to see all this injustice with you. I cried like a child in your speech before your imprisonment. I cried from pain but also from emotion upon hearing it, and understanding, that they would never really arrest you, for you being an idea that would live freely in our hearts.

Today I am affiliated with the Workers Party and I also make up a part of the MTST RJ. I believe, President, that all injustice becomes justice and that hope never dies.

Thank you for everything!

In the week of your imprisonment, I called you! I left a police half-angry but it was funny.

There isn’t a single day where I don’t think of you and send you good energy.

Regarding your health, I recommend that you practice meditation! It will do you well! I hope that everything is good, within reason!

We are waiting for you here, believing that only the fight (and LULA) will save 2018!

I love you very much! Know that your life inspires my fight! Be well! Tight hugs and dear kisses from a comrade extremely thankful for your life!

One must endure without ever losing tenderness.”

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