In 1978, the Portuguese family Da Silva Costa and the little Andrea arrived in Luxembourg and settled in Vianden. Andrea spent her childhood in the family home until the age of 16. The teenager made a small detour to Esch/Alzette for 2 years, to spend her life in Luxembourg-Gasperich. The young woman keeps very close ties with her family members in Luxembourg and in her native country. Andrea suffers from a degenerative genetic disease of the nervous system. Trained as an accountant, she works at the Kräizbierg Foundation.
Andrea married Joël Delvaux in 1998.
Together with her husband, she is committed to the sexual rights of disabled people, as shown in the documentary "Sweetheart come".
Very determined to make things happen, the young woman is keen on social justice and is strongly involved in social issues and will be a founding member of the organisation "Nemme mat eis" which works for the rights of disabled people as well as a founding member of the department of disabled workers (DTH) of the OGBL. Andrea is a member of the Déi Lénk party and will be a candidate in the 2009 parliamentary elections.
She also has a passion for dance and theatre and is a member of the "BlanContact" project.
Much too soon, Andrea was taken from her life on 1 December 2012.
● Joël Delvaux provided the information.