VIDEO: Lary León. Atresmedia * 2024
VIDEO: Lary León. Atresmedia * 2024

Lary León, journalist, writer, and manager of the Atresmedia Foundation

Lary León was born in Guadalajara-España, in 1973, without arms and without a leg. She is currently the director of the FAN3 TV channel of the Antena 3 Foundation, but above all she is a happy woman, without complexes, and an example of inspiration for anyone.

In her book Lary, the tenacity of a mermaid, Lary tells her story: her birth, her childhood, the constant visits to hospitals and interventions, the enormous help that her family, her friends, and her partner provide, etc.

Studied at the University of Nebrija in Madrid and, after completing a graduate semester at the Hoge Hogeschool in The Hague (Holland) in 1995, graduated in Communication Sciences and Journalism. He has been a speaker at conferences and seminars on the use and management of orthopedic prostheses together with Dr. Salcedo (his orthopedist since he was little) at the Madrid School of Medicine. 

She has worked on radio, on Cadena Cope and on Cadena Ser, and on television, as a reporter and doing dubbing work. Since 2007 she has been part of the Antena 3 Foundation, in which she is responsible for the Hospital Assistance Program. She is also the director of the TV channel FAN3, specially designed for hospitalized children, and coordinates and travels with aid projects to the Third World with the annual Campaign for the Rights of the Child.

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“When I look in the mirror I like myself a lot. When I get dressed, I look at myself from the front, from behind, in profile… I see myself whole, I don’t miss anything. It’s me.” Lary León

Lary León, remembers when she went to the beach, people would huddle around her. She also remembers that when she was walking down the street, some people would change to the other side of the street. “Before, we did not know what to do with disabilities, something that, fortunately, we are becoming more and more normalized ,” there is a detail in the integration and normalization of disability that, as a society, still eludes us. And it is the way of looking. There are inquisitive looks, of fear, that judge or that flee, but there are also those of love, of healthy curiosity, of openness to the diverse.

Awards

  • Special Dependency and Society Award Fundación Caser 2017
  • Eliminating Barriers and Creating Smiles Award 2017
  • Golden Smile Award 2017 Golden Faam Award for Communication 2016
  • ASPID Award for Communication 2016
  • TOP Hundred Woman Award 2015
  • WOMAN LEADER Award 2014 from the ALITER International Business School
  • 2013 Talent Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • 2013 Minerva Award to LA Working Woman.

With “LARY THE TENASURE OF A MERMAID” Lary collaborates with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation in its orthopedic center in Kalyandurg and its traumatology and orthopedic project at the Bathalapalli Hospital, which provides prostheses and performs surgical interventions to adapt these prostheses.

Likewise, the copyright and part of the profits from MORE THAN 150 GAMES TO HAVE FUN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL go entirely to the Fundación Atresmedia Children’s Hospital Humanization Program, which aims to promote the humanization of children. children’s hospitals, developing actions aimed both at informing children about the process they are going through and at entertaining them.

Yuno’s Heart. It raises funds for the International Congenital Cardiopathies Foundation (FICCB) and is based on the story of a child from Mali who arrived in Spain with severe congenital heart disease.

Have you ever wondered why you were born like this? Why you?

“In fact, the innocence of my four siblings also contributed a lot to reduce the concern of the adults around us and from the beginning I took it as a magical difference: I could paint with my foot, with my mouth, with my stumps. I always saw the possibilities and abilities and rarely the limitations. I think that since I was little I am an expert in turning the tortilla around. So much so that one of my teachers even had to make my entire class take their shoes off because I prided myself on doing my homework with my feet and all my classmates wanted to try and do it like me! Of course, sometimes you think that there are things you can’t do but you quickly realize that most of the time you either get to do them in another way or you really discover that it is not crucial to do them either or to do them in exactly that way. Sometimes we ourselves are the ones who put limitations on ourselves or believe that we have problems and there are so many things that we have to value, so many things for which we have to be grateful every day that what we do not have becomes tiny compared to what we do have.”

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