On June 21 at 3:30 p.m. (Spanish time), at Sisters Hospitallers we will hold a live digital meeting with Irene Villa, an elite communicator and athlete who is a true example of overcoming, after she suffered a terrorist attack in 1991 that changed his life. Do not miss it!
During the webinar, entitled “KNOW THAT YOU CAN,” will address key issues and human values that reinforce the work carried out by Sisters Hospitallers, all over the world, focused on the care, recovery and reintegration of people with mental illness and functional diversity. Resilience, courage, learning to live without resentment, positive psychology, not giving up in the face of adversity … are essential values that are far above physical and intellectual aspects and, which in turn, highlight the importance of hospitaller values.
On the other hand, we will talk about the relevance of claiming equality, empowerment and participation of women in all areas of society, something that has been part of the commitment of Sisters Hospitallers since its inception, more than 140 years ago. Not in vain, María Josefa Recio and María Angustias Giménez, founders of our Institution, were two brave women who, on June 21, left Granada on their way to Ciempozuelos (Spain) to give their lives to those most in need, especially women with illness. mental, the forgotten of the forgotten, in 19th century Spanish society; by the hand of San Benito Menni.
Finally, we will talk with Irene Villa about tips to face the future with optimism, taking into account the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, throughout society and in particular the Hospital Community on the front line of this crisis .
In addition, at the end of the meeting attendees will be able to interact with our guest, sending their questions. Do not miss it and join the live one through this link: bit.ly/3whlZGu
We will wait for you!
Irene Villa. Turn difficulties into opportunities
Irene Villa (Madrid, 1978) has a degree in Psychology, Humanities and Audiovisual Communication. Columnist and collaborator in different media, she has also been the Spanish champion of adapted skiing and the author of several books such as: ‘Know that you can’ or ‘Los eightomiles de la vida”. She also has a foundation that bears his name. In 1991, an attack by the terrorist group ETA caused the loss of both legs and three fingers. However, to this day, she claims to live without hatred.