Last Wednesday 19th June we attended the presentation of the fundraising book “Una varita mágica para Dulce” in La Casa Encendida. It was a magic day full of surprises in which the deafblind people enjoyed this wonderful project that has finally become truth.
The event was organised by ASOCIDE Comunidad de Madrid and Marina Martin, the president of the association, explained how this project started. After that, Cristobal Sandoval, General Director of Montemadrid Foundation gave a speech, and finally Yolanda Gutiérrez, Director of the Zona Hortaleza of Bankia, also shared some words with us. Both entities collaborated in the project which wouldn’t have been possible without them.
Later, María J. Cuesta explained the aim of this awareness book and she told everyone about how she met Rosada Rodrigo, secretary of ASOCIDE Comunidad de Madrid, who had this beautiful idea of creating this book while María Jesús created the illustrations, put down the words, and did a great job.
After that, one of the most emotional moments of the day took place, when Rosana Rodrigo told the story in Spanish Sign Language and the beautiful voice of Amaya from Cuentos en la Nube gave words to the story of Dulce.
When she finished, Lily Ruiz, our vicepresident, spoke about the support the project received from FASOCIDE from the very beginning when our colleagues from Madrid told us about it, since we thought that it was a wonderful way of promoting and approaching the red-white cane to the children, which is very important.
As a perfect ending, Jorge Jiménez de Cisneros, General Director of Disability of the Madrid Region gave a very moving speech about deafblindness.
We are very pleased for having the opportunity of showing to society through our beloved Dulce with tulle eyes and butterfly ears the truth of deafblind people, to rise awareness about our existence, about our communication systems and about our red-white cane.
To people who could not come, we remember that you can buy this book by this link: : http://www.fasocide.org/es/una-varita-magica-para-dulce
Furthermore, hereunder, you can see the televisión report done by the programme “En Lengua de Signos” from Radio Televisión Española.