I was born in the interior of Rio grande do Sul and I'm the son of a family of farmers. I had a happy childhood but very suffered. With 5 other siblings in the family, we didn't have much choice. When I as only 18, I went to live in the big city, where I ended up getting hit. With one shot in an attempted robbery in 2004, I became paraplegic and after 4 years a friend invited me to know the wheelchair fencing sport.