Tiago is a 7 year old boy who suffers from cerebral palsy.
By the time he was born, doctors told their parents he would never come out of a vegetative state, that he would never recognise them or feel any kind of connection with anyone, that he would never stand up on his feet, talk or smile.
This series of images shows how love, hope and persistence of a family can overcome a sentence like the one Tiago got when he was born.
They denied to accept what they were told, and together with him, they have been fighting and putting all their efforts on his recovery.
Though he is facing a lot of difficulties, every day is an opportunity to reach higher for Tiago. He is smiling often when people around him talk to him, showing so much love and affection, and co-operating with all his therapists to achieve results.
Dealing with a lot of financial problems, parents have been "moving mountains" to collect funds to support all his intensive treatments.
O Tiago é menino lindo de 7 anos que sofre de paralisia cerebral. Quando nasceu os médicos disseram aos pais que a sua vida se limitaria a um estado vegetativo. Que não ia falar, andar, sorrir, reconhecê-los ou entender o que lhe dissessem.
Hoje, com 7 anos, enfrenta muitas dificuldades, mas cada dia, o empenho que é dedicado à sua recuperação traz novos frutos. Muitas vezes ouvimos que é preciso ser realista. Mas que realidade é essa? Cada pessoa terá uma, e o que cabe lá dentro varia na mesma proporção do tamanho da sua fé.