PREMIADOS CONVOCATÓRIA PEF 2018

"LIFE FORCE: WHAT LOVE CAN SAVE"

ENSAIO 2º COLOCADO DE CONSTANZA PORNOY

Oblivion can became a silent weapon of contempt and discrimination. All human beings needs a bonds of love and support to develop in a healthy way. However, society has often shown that stigma, prejudice and disregard are the most common ways to make a person with a disability became invisible.

Jorge was born in a small rural town in Argentina 38 years ago with a congenital malformation caused by a medicine with thalidomide prescribed to his mother without any pharmacovigilance sanitary protocol, one year before he was born. He also has pterygium in both eyes invading his cornea and could mean a complete loss of sight;  a pathological condition that worsened severely due to the lack of specialised treatments.

With only a few weeks of life both the doctor who thought him to the world and his own Family environment,  they told his mother that it was better of he let the child die because he would still be unable to survive in this world by himself given his condition.

But Jorge has na incredible life Force and his desire to live was so powerful that he persevered despite the circumstances. He is studying at a Community school to finish his studies. He has the desire to be able to enter the Law School. 

This story seeks to highlight the reparative force of desire and the bonds of love in front of social injustices that threaten life itself. Also seeks to break with the preconceived ideas and disapproving looks of many sectors of society called “normal”about the possibility of a person with a disability to develop na autonomous life in most aspects, perhaps seeking to illuminate from the simplicity na authenticity of human relations, that which belongs to the order of the elemental so that our society is constituted in equality of rights.