Rattlesnakes are poisonous, but the truth is that they just want to live free from threats. They have developed a technique so that their characteristic sound makes us think that they are closer than they really are.
This is a children's story, an excellent book, but it goes much further. It is written by Jasmine Chi and her daughter Shmeimi Chi, a young woman full of talent, in full adolescence and that is her magic.
This strange afternoon of March 23, the writer Carlos Javier Jarquín has left me a book in my correspondence like someone who leaves a trap, he did not leave a single word written, he quietly retired to his usual journalistic work. I sensed that he wanted me to approach this book for some reason, and since he knows me very well, he knows that a book is still my favorite gift.
Approximately two out of every 20 million people are affected by this congenital disease that slows down the development of the sixth and seventh cranial nerves in the fetus, so from birth the person has difficulties speaking, eating, hearing, moving the eyes (may present strabismus) and other parts of the face; most of the time he can't smile either.
The struggle of the everyday
The idea of telling her story came in 2014 when she lived in Mexico City. It was not until 2021 when it materialized in a text that protects the experiences, sad and happy, that have a special nuance as they are detailed by someone who got used to living with a disease that prevents him from gesturing and clearly expressing his emotions.
The state of emergency declared nation-wide due to COVID-19 led to the creation of public health policies that aimed to protect citizens from the health contingency. The laws included continuous Medicaid coverage under which beneficiaries were guaranteed uninterrupted coverage, with no need for an annual redetermination on the basis of changes in their household or their income.