Presentation of the book 'L'univers divers' on minority diseases at the Lleida Public Library

By the author, Alba Bellart, and the head of Promotion at IRBLleida, Josep Maria Bosch

The Lleida Public Library will host the presentation of the book 'L'univers divers', by its author, the teacher and speech therapist from Tàrrega, Alba Bellart Castellví, on Thursday 10 June at 6.30 pm. To access the presentation, prior registration is required at this link.

This is the first book published by the Institute of Biomedical Research of Lleida Dr. Pifarré Foundation (IRBLleida) to make visible, raise awareness and change the way we look at the world of minority diseases. The profits obtained from the sale of the book will be used for research into rare diseases carried out by IRBLleida researchers.

Alba Bellart Castellví is the mother of a child with a rare disease and is concerned about finding better answers for this type of disease. "I wanted to write this book as a therapeutic tool to transmit everything I know about the subject, so that the lives of people and their families can be filled with more hope," explained the author. "Thanks to the purchase of this copy, you will contribute to the advancement of an integrated approach and the commitment to research," she added.

The book, which is aimed at children aged six to twelve, explains that the pupils of a primary school celebrate Saint George's Day and hold a literary competition dedicated to rare or infrequent diseases. Each year, from first to sixth grade, produces a different story, but with a common denominator, since all the protagonists have a disease of this type. The illustrations in the book are the work of the author's daughter, Nuria Usón Bellart.

It will be on June 10th, 6.30 pm