“Let’s learn to deal with pain, there’s no way to forget it.” This is how the paternal grandmother of 16-year-old Wesley Fernandes copes. The teenager disappeared after entering the waters of the Jaguari River last Monday (7). The body was found on Tuesday (8), after searches by the Santiago Fire Department.
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Grandmother Solange Ferreira da Rosa, 55 years old, lives in Santiago with Wesley’s father and his 19-year-old older brother. According to her, the whole family is very moved by the loss. The grandson had moved to Jaguari with his mother and 2-year-old brother a few months ago:
– It’s been very difficult to calm the whole family down. We are very sorry for the loss. He was a boy much loved by everyone.
Solange says that her grandson lived in Santiago for a long time. Many friends and acquaintances in the municipality are feeling the loss of the young man. Wesley was born in Jaguari, but lived for five years in Santiago with his family:
– He had recently moved away. He knew few people. His own friends were here. Now is the time to welcome everyone. The family is very close too. We will not forget, we will learn to deal with pain – he says.
Solange has 14 grandchildren, Wesley was the third oldest of them. Regarding memories, the grandmother recalls that the young man played in the school band three years ago. As the September 7th parade was canceled this year, the presentation did not take place. Furthermore, she says that the teenager was always running:
– I said, proudly, that he would be an Olympic athlete.
Wesley’s body was laid to rest at the Vila Consolata Jaguari Community Center. The burial took place at the Jaguari Municipal Cemetery on Wednesday (8) at 8:30 am.