Skate-Boarding Saved This Man’s Life – Find Out How!
Published: May 30, 2015

A Brazilian man named Anselmo Arruda claims that skate-boarding helped save his life.

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Arruda lost both his parents as a teenager and was living alone in their house in Sao Paulo.

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He said,

“After my parents died, I was still an adolescent. I started getting into skating because it was something I always liked. When I was having a rough time without my parents, I wanted to skate before anything else.”



Skate-boarding was something that helped Anselmo, and in order to keep doing that, all the time, he transformed his house into a giant skate park ! Removing all kitchen sinks, and furniture to make room.

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Anselo, says the sport saved his life and hopes the house helps others get through tough times as well.

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No matter how dark life may get, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

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