.- Spanish author Olga Bejano died on December 5 in Spain after a 20 year-long battle with a neuro-muscular disease that left her mute, blind and practically immobile. Using one of her knees she was able to communicate with the world, including authoring several books and working for the defense of life until its natural end.
According to El Semanal Digital, Bejanoâs health worsened last week when she was stricken with pneumonia and a high fever, âwhich irreversibly led to the cardio-respiratory failure that ended her life on Friday morning.â
In 1987 the Spanish writer contracted a neuro-muscular disease that left her practically paralyzed and dependent on an artificial respirator and feeding tube.
âShe found a way to communicate with the world by making apparently incompressible markings by moving her knee, which her nurses learned to slowly translate into writing. Thanks to this system, Ogla was able to successfully publish three books: âVoz de papel,â âAlma de color salmonâ and âLos garabatos de Diosâ (The Voice of paper,' Salmon-colored Soul and The Scribbles of God), some of which have been translated and published in other countries, making her known internationally.â Her third work is a lucid reflection on the greatness and limits of the human being, and especially on the capacity of people to overcome trials. She had been working on her fourth book, âAlas Rotas,â (Broken Wings) the report indicated.