When you ask who Kesley is to those who knew him, everyone will have different memories to share, but everyone will share about his characteristics in the same way, that he was a hard worker, that he didn't do harm to others, how outgoing and playful he was, how he was communicative & expressive, how he wasn't ashamed of anything, how he pretended he wasn't afraid of anything, he was a dreamer, and he loved to sing, play instruments and play computer games but how he hated to lose!
But I would also like to present him to you in a more intimate way!
Kesley was born in São Paulo, on 08/29/98, and during his childhood he grew up surrounded by the love and care of his mother, grandmother, aunts and cousins.
Faced with the necessary distance from his mother, Kesley was raised by his grandmother, and his Grandma Olivia raised him doing everything possible so that he had a good education and a good life and that was how he was raised, with great care!
With adolescence comes the molding of character, and even as an immature young man, you will never hear anyone talk about him mistreating people or being dishonest!
Kesley was silent about his pain, it wasn't to everyone that he shared his fears and weaknesses, and even when he did, he did it in a humorous way, that dry humor that sometimes people didn't take seriously. He made fun of all his drama and traumas, he was stubborn, and he liked to think in a revolutionary way, but when he would speak, he didn't even take himself seriously, because his fun and playful personality predominated, when he put something in his head there was no way to take it away from him!
Kesley was affectionate, he spent all his time hugging, kissing and making little declarations of love, with little bits of teasing so he didn't get corny!
When he talked about life and death, he said that he wanted to be a donor to save lives, and for his life to be valid and relevant even if it was to someone he didn't know. Kesley pretended he wasn't afraid of anything, and sometimes, when he wanted to do something that we didn't want to, he’d say: you only live once!
I disagree! You only die once, but you live every day! And all these days you will be in our hearts and in our memories! And now, not only in your family who loved you, you will also be alive in the memory of all the people who were touched by your story, in the hearts and lives of everyone who knew you. Especially, in the lives of the people who received your organs, whose lives you changed and saved. It gives us comfort knowing your heartbeat is alive in someone else.
To you, we dedicate all our love and affection!