The town councils of Castelló and Burriana, through their departments of Education, have acquired 150 and 60 copies, respectively, in valencian of “El torneo de su vida” to send it to schools in these towns.
The president of the Association, Abrahán Guirao, thanked this gesture since, on the one hand, from the town councils “they have helped us so that the message of inclusivity and friendship that is transmitted in this story can reach the students of Castelló and Burriana” and, on the other hand, “with the purchase of these books we continue to add funds for medical research seeking a cure for our rare disease, Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy 1F/D2″. And it is that, Guirao points out that in these times of COVID “raising funds is much more difficult.”
It should be remembered that the purchase of these 210 copies is in addition to the 600 purchased by the Vila-real town hall and the 40 purchased by the Alqueries City Council of this youth book written by Abrahán Guirao and illustrated by Ismael Cabedo Romero, cousin of the author and who lived in first person the evolution of his illness.
In this sense, the president points out that “we are in contact with different towns in Castelló and other provinces”. And it is that, from the Association Conquering Steps, it is intended that “El torneo de su vida” becomes a book for the whole family in which children with disabilities are reflected, that those who do not have disabilities know how to empathize and so that parents understand how to act in this type of situation. For this reason, there is talk of disability and inclusivity “without heroics or paternalism,” says Guirao.
In addition, another of the objectives of “The tournament of his life” is to become one more way to finance medical research seeking a cure for Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy 1F/D2 and HIV.
The book can be found in our online store as well as in bookstores, Amazon, the Casa del Libro, among others, thanks to the Editorial NPQ of Grupo Editorial Sargantana.