– The event will take place on May 22 at 11:30 in the Central Market of Vila-real
The Conquistando Escalones Association presents next Saturday May 22 “El torneo de su vida” the youth book written by Abrahán Guirao, president of the Conquistando Escalones Association and illustrated by Ismael Cabedo Romero, the author’s cousin and who experienced evolution in the first person Of his sickness.
In the presentation, which will take place on the terrace of the Central Market at 11:30 am, the executive director of NPQ Editores and Grupo Editorial Sargantana, Quique Olmos; the journalist and worker of Conquistando Escalones, Beatriz Salas, and the author of the book.
Guirao, has thanked “enormously” the collaboration of the Vila-real City Council that “in addition to buying us and sending 600 books to the schools of Vila-real, they have given us all kinds of facilities to make this presentation”. A “long-awaited” presentation since, although the book has been available since the beginning of December last year, “health circumstances have not allowed us to do it until now,” says the author of the book. For this reason, the COVID-19, from the Association underlines the importance of reserving a table if you want to attend the presentation since the capacity is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 681 670 128.
From Conquistando Escalones it is intended that «The tournament of your life» becomes a book for the whole family in which children with disabilities can feel identified and notice that they are not alone, that those who do not have disabilities know how to empathize and to that parents understand how to act in such situations. For this reason, there is talk of disability and inclusiveness “without heroics or paternalism,” says Guirao.
In addition, another of the objectives of “The tournament of your life” is to become one more way to fund medical research seeking a cure for Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy 1F-D2 and HIV. In this sense, Guirao points out that in these times of COVID, with the impossibility of holding events, “raising funds is much more difficult.”
The book can be purchased on the day of presentation but can also be found on the Conquistando Escalones website as well as in bookstores, Amazon, La Casa del Libro and El Corte Inglés, among others, thanks to the Editorial NPQ of Grupo Editorial Sargantana.
Synopsis ‘El torneo de su vida’
“What is it like to be a child who discovers that he has a degenerative disease? What are genetic mutations? What is it like to play soccer without being able to run like other children?
“El torneo de su vida” is an illustrated book that tells how its protagonist, Felipe, arrives at a new school and makes new friends while he notices that his body begins to transmit strange sensations and he begins to not be able to run or climb stairs like the rest . This illustrated book tells the adventures of a gang of boys and girls who create a strong bond and fight together towards an exciting purpose. It tells an exciting story about friendship, football and above all, inclusiveness. Disability away from messages of heroism or paternalism.
“El torneo de su vida” is a pinch in the stomach of those that make you cry, laugh and in general, get excited, feel.
All proceeds from its sale go to medical research on Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy 1F-D2 and HIV ”.