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Author of 'Timothy's Magic Wheelchair'

Gabriela Hernandez

Growing up with her younger cousin Ale who is living with Duchenne, made Gabriela more conscious and aware about the disparities in society affecting person’s with disabilities.

Gabriela decided to take action to help children embrace their own disability, or that of others around them. She combined her two passions; writing, and her family, to develop the picture book ‘Timothy’s Magic Wheelchair’, featuring characters based on her relatives. The main character, Timothy, is based on Ale and uses a wheelchair which turns out to be magical! We spoke to Gabriela to hear more about the book and how it CAN help to change perspectives.