Friday, July 15, 2011


Fernández López Moses Saira life will change in the seventh grade. Back in Curiti in Guanentá in Santander province, on any day in June 2001, his life plan had to be modified, an explosion, the sound of that distant war, rang in his ears and after the crash, in the silence, he discovered that his legs were no longer with him.

Since then, with the help of his brother Dilma, Yolanda González Home Jesus of Nazareth and now in the SENA, the time it seemed the end, it has become a opportunity to succeed.
A little over two months, Saira Moses comes every day to the Comprehensive Maintenance Industrial Centre, CIMI, in the Bay of Pigs ‘tricimoto’, with a low agility to imitate his wheelchair, it changes ‘vehicle’ puts on pants and with their material goes to the auto mechanic shop.
In the beginning there was some fear or doubt if you will, especially the lack of infrastructure, but gradually he was opening Saira same door, his human qualities, his intellectual competence and technical capabilities dispelled the problem … “the mind of the disabled has always been open to all, because you know that everyone needs someone, for example, a disabled boy reaches SENA and will make around. Do not ask how you will do, remind yourself to come back here and see this fellow as they do, not you alone, but in teams, because that is what a team … That was my first instructor told me when I , come on I mean, do things between the two … ”
For Saira everything is very clear, “the disabled do not have to look for ways to prevent, but things to help you, you first have to put someone and then have to leave him alone because he sees that is capable of and when he sees a need he does, the rest do not pay impairments … ”
Look at last
The traces of war, merciless violence reaches all regions and was one of those steps which changed her life to this Santandereano mogotanos parents, born in Curirtí on May 12, 1987.
“My disability is the result of an accident. Some friends found a bomb and took him to the house, I was where my sister and I went to where my friends in Curiti did not know they had this: As soon as I saw them they were disturbing something, hello, ‘how I went with the job? ” (They were taking culonas), when suddenly exploded …
“It was a very big appliance, 115, a mortar. The consequences were two dead and three amputees, in my case lost both legs and two amputees lost to the dead … a cousin and a friend … ”
“I went to the hospital then went home to Jesus of Nazareth Yolanda González, I tried with my prosthesis but I saw that it was not possible, then I went to live with my brother …
This is Dilma, his older brother, for whom only has words of gratitude: “First of all was the family, always family . My brother Dilma, for having no living parents, is to have always spoken, he is my mother’s side and my father’s side, is the most important person in my life. ”
When Moses had the accident Saira seventh-grade student school Curiti Eduardo Camacho Gamba and just a year later resumed his studies at the Colegio San Juan Bosco Salesian. “The adjustment process was not part of my companions to me, but it was from me to them, the boys always behaved well, I always had friends, always in my own age and some older …”
Saira completed his secondary education at the 2006 in the specialty of electricity.
The sport’s first therapy
Passed the first stage of rehabilitation, having made his own grief, the sport-no doubt-has been very supportive, hand medalist, also disabled and third in the world, Moses and technical Fuentes García Jiménez William David Child.
“I met swimming through Moses Fuentes, this year I went to National Games, then went to Pan American Youth which earns three golds, five silvers and a bronze .. . I did very well!. Then I coached competitive swimming in Colombia, I am the first category S-6 at all distances, usually in the second is to stay 50 meters butterfly, I rest in all national champion.
“I’m doing athletics, with the support of John Gamboa, manager of Orthosander, as has already exceeded expectations in swimming, I went to last year’s marathon Pereira and was fourth, then I was in Cali and I was tenth, this year I return to that marathons and win.
And now the SENA
With the first educational offerings of 2008 came other illusions to Moses Saira Fernandez Lopez, from the deck of options selected electrical and electronic maintenance of vehicles, with a conviction and spirit of excellence worthy of envy … “I decided to come to the SENA, because electricity is I like it and it is something that helps me to life, then I know if I can specialize in automotive, I can have my own studio, my own dealership, my own things …
“The process has been very good, because with firm hand of the instructor Nestor Mantilla all colleagues are willing to learn. We want to follow, learn more, not just stay in the electrical and electronics, because we can renew, invent, and that’s what we want.
‘If we want to be big we have to learn many more things, learn about gas, on engines as types combustion, we do not stay here, we go much further …
“The boys have been very well because I lived with that process and I know how to treat people. In my case I know how to do it, I know how to move under a car, get into a car, look at a streetlight, because more than anyone I know my body and I know how far to go …
In the end a message
After the conversation, Saira expressed his feelings and his message: “The idea is that the SENA will benefit us all, for example if you make a ramp than to myself, but that can pass all. The idea is that all should come, the SEINE and I opened the door for me and now you can not deny anyone entry. My idea is to do a good job for the SENA to let more people with disabilities