There are days when the best news is good news, and today this newspaper is pleased with the success achieved by social mobilization in getting Hugo, the young man from El Sobradillo who became a quadriplegic on July 13 after suffering an accident in the small port of Güímar, have obtained adapted housing what he needed given his circumstances.
Not a few have contributed their grain of sand, and, without a doubt, the response obtained from the authorities is laudable, but let no one escape that the main merit belongs to her mother, Jennifer de la Rosa, who from nothing has managed to mobilize not a few sectors of this society -as DIARIO DE AVISOS has echoed- to make possible what can only be understood as a victory in accordance with the social justice that must prevail in an advanced and democratic society as it aspires to be that of the Canary Islands
The news was disseminated yesterday, in the first instance, by a spokesperson for social groups related to this cause, Lolo Dorta, from Platform 29-E, and later ratified by public institutions.
“Hugo’s mother has signed the rental contract for a home” after holding a meeting yesterday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the director of the Canary Islands Housing Institute (Icavi), announced with logical joy minutes after three o’clock yesterday afternoon, before adding that, “on behalf of Jennifer and her family, as well as the groups that expressed solidarity with the fight [entre los que no faltaron asociaciones civiles y culturales, así como grupos del Carnaval]We want to thank you,” added Dorta.
This happy news was later confirmed by Icavi, which, in collaboration and coordination with the public company Visocan, has offered a house from the Canarian Government housing stock to Hugo and his family in a development located in Los Andenes, and which has been ceded to the family by Visocan, provisionally, until Icavi himself assigns them a permanent property in his public park in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The key lies, as the director of Icavi herself, Maribel Santana, explained, in that the Institute’s technicians located said provisional home on the first floor with an elevator, an adequate solution to Hugo’s mobility problems and which has been accepted by the family. waiting for Icavi, always in coordination with Visocan, to start carrying out the work to be able to adapt the house to such needs.
In this meeting, Santana also informed Jennifer de la Rosa that, given the particular situation of the family, the Institute will offer them a subsidy to pay the rent for this house while the construction of a new development of the public park in Santa Cruz of Tenerife.
Hugo’s case gained special notoriety and was on the front page of our newspaper given the unfortunate circumstances of his accident, which caused him serious physical injuries. The demand of his mother, a desperate voice from impotence, has taken effect.
It remains to remember that, through the 2020-25 Canary Islands Housing Plan, it is estimated to increase the public park in this capital, so Santana has already advanced the family the possibility of moving them to an adapted home in the future.
De la Rosa: “There is a commitment so that in two months we will be on the floor”
“They offered us several options and in the end I preferred the one in Los Andenes; adaptations have to be made, but they promise that, at the latest, in two months we will be able to enter the apartment”, Jennifer de la Rosa, Hugo’s mother, explained last night to DIARIO DE AVISOS, after the meeting with the Icavi leaders, They have finally achieved a home adapted to the needs of the aforementioned minor, a quadriplegic after suffering an accident. “If I start to say thank you, I won’t finish,” she acknowledges, “she-she, because I would have to quote so many people! But thank you very much to the people of the town, to activists like Eloy and Lolo who have been fundamental, to the murgas and, especially, to Los Desbocados, who took me on stage, but also to bars like El Buda Goloso, which from the beginning minute one they helped me with the sale of Easter flowers.
Also to the fighters, especially Hakim, who organized a fight for Hugo, and to media such as DIARIO DE AVISOS, some programs on Radio Televisión Canaria, Radio San Borondón and Twitter accounts such as @dandochola, who have supported us from the beginning.” the mother explained.