Savior never loses his smile. The only condition that gets to be the interview is that the photographer of THE NATION will take a picture with Bianca, his dog breed Jack Russell. Salvador Condomí Alcorta, of 10 years, is not a seer from the four, a situation that did not prevent him from preserving a sense of constant improvement that makes it an example. A ball of cricket that had sound served as a starting point to awaken the love of polo, a sport with tradition in your family.
«More to the right, there you have it, go ahead», what guidance his father Christian in one of the courts of Santa Catalina, a neighborhood closer to the Open Door, Luján. For more than four years, Salvador taquea virtually all afternoon, mounted in Eva Luna, a petisa tobiana. A true example of struggle and perseverance. «I like to play, I have fun hitting the ball. I get along well with my petisa, it is very quiet,» he says. The walk in the meekness of Eva Luna it seems that it is just temporary, because it moved his father to another desire that you will put in the head: he wants to play polo on a horse largest. The next step, then, will be riding in Pocha, a tordilla who uses his sister Justina, two years younger than him. Salvador proposes and agrees to each of the challenges. Provides teachings in his way of enjoying the simple things in life. «Every so often we ask for a bowling ball common for tag and, without sounds,» adds Christian.
From an early age, Salvador and his family had to fight it. Have traversed difficult times. When he was 18 months, a rare complication of Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis) generated an autoimmune disease that made it necessary for him to receive a bone marrow transplant. Later, had an infection which led him progressively to blindness. States, overcame obstacles. «It was distressing during their first four years of life, of which two have been admitted on an almost permanent basis. Came close to dying on three occasions. This is why today we do not wonder why you spent all this. To Save what we enjoyed, is a blessing,» says the father.
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The Condomí Alcorta are part of a family with roots in the polo. The father, the grandfather and the great-grandfather of Christian (who was professional and played in Europe, the united States and Argentina) practiced the sport in Castelli, in the club Free in the South. There was born the love for horses and the palenques, some years ago, he moved to the small house. «I’m not afraid to ride,» says the kid undaunted.
Salvador speaks with the shyness of a boy of 10 years. On the hugging note that enjoy the complicity with each one of the members of the family. «My petisa likes to give carrot and oatmeal to eat,» she says smiling. Never takes off of her sister Justina, and, before the scorching heat, seeking refuge in the pool from the home. No known impairments or, better said, the limits placed himself: it can also be seen strolling in the courtyard with a skateboard electric. «Sometimes we can’t believe the things that he does: in that same skateboard walk around the garden and used to tag and, as if you were playing at the polo,» says his dad.
The love of the Savior for the sport not just limited to their relationship with the horses: despite the odds, it also shows their skills with soccer balls, basketball and rugby, that his father was adapting to sound in its interior. Her brother Thomas, 21, played with the oval on the campus top of the club San Carlos.
Any type of field that is circulated through the house will be used as the impetus to enjoy a leisure time. The examples accumulate, and highlight that Saves, what comes is hope. Another example can be defined: a while ago I was joined with Justin, he was doing chop a ball basketball of the conventional. In the first attempts, the child was difficult. «The next day I come to work and tells me that he made 30; other, 50; after, 100», says the father. «Oh, I got to one thousand,» interrupted Saviour.
And there are more virtues, in that mixture that flows into examples of will, character and a force unshaken by crossing barriers: in the past year, in Bariloche, are also encouraged to ski. Entry, the family was a bit reluctant to travel to the south of the country because all his cousins were practicing skiing without inconvenience; it could be counter-productive. But they found a foundation intended to provide instruction and to stimulate the development of new skills in people with different abilities. «Now is desperate, with this heat we’re wondering when it will come the winter to go back to the snow to ski,» explained his parents.
His family, from his point of view to cope with life, just want to convey a message: «it is shown That, when one wants something, it can be done», they assure. «We’re blessed», constantly repeated. In each one of his phrases radiate zest for life. After telling the story of Salvador in the magazine Clickpolo, his parents received messages from various corners of the world. «It is a beautiful example, this family is a pride. I’m excited to listen to them», he wrote Facundo Pieres on his Twitter account. «I want to be like the Saviour, the crack of life. I hope some day we can see tag and in Palermo!», he added another well-known polo player Eduardo Novillo Astrada.
Salvador carries on a normal life in which adapts according to the circumstances. Before losing his vision, one of his teachers went to his house for a year and instructed him in the part curriculum: learned the alphabet and can now write in print. «With the finger is coming where he writes and always puts me ‘mom I love you,'» says Maria Elena. It’s time for a new year in college. «Always treated him very well, it’s included and you have a group of fellow beautiful, they are wonderful. Accompany him, follow him,» says Christian.
For Salvador, the impossible does not exist. Surrounded by Bianca and balls of all kinds, the smile remains painted on her face. Their message is clear: if you are proposing, there is no barrier that cannot be crossed.
Another passion: River Plate
Salvador is going to the court and met with Gallardo and Ponzio
As if it were the pole, by family inheritance Salvador also has a special affection for River. Through Facundo Pieres, his emotional story reached the ears of the campus millionaire. First, the polo player of Ellerstina reached out with his friend Leonardo Ponzio. After, the boy fulfilled his dream of a visit to the premises of the club in Ezeiza. «We go quite often to the court, Saves you like to sing, and when the match starts is placed to the radio with headphones. Is more, tells us about the formations of the teams, who enters, who exits. Know it all,» says the dad. In the training of River, Salvador had the chance to play a little game with coach Marcelo Gallardo and Ponzio, two of the biggest reference in the present of the club. «You have beautiful values of life. I loved to know because it allows you to see the day-to-day in another way. I was excited to see Salvador back of a horse,» said the steering wheel to Clickpolo. A caress to the soul.