Mother Courage, Gloria Perez lost another child 10 years after Daniella’s death

Mother Courage, Gloria Perez lost another child 10 years after Daniella’s death

Brutal Pact: The Murder of Daniella Perez follows one of the most heinous murders in Brazilian police history. But that’s not all. It’s also about a mother’s unconditional love.

Gloria Perez didn’t have the right to go through the stages of grief a process essential for anyone burying a loved one. Still in front of her daughter’s coffin, she had to watch out to avoid impunity for the killers. He returned a week later to write the chapters of the soap opera De Corpo de Alma.

Amid tears and anger, the physical pain of loss, and the shock to her mental health, she found the strength to pursue witnesses and evidence. Often she acted alone, accompanied only by the spirit of maternal determination.

It hit the door in the face. received threats. They tried to persuade her to give up. She was a fragile woman and at the same time unwavering in her quest for justice.

He mobilized the press, exchanged solidarity with other mothers of murdered children, urged legislators to tighten legal punishment of murderers.

As if that wasn’t enough, during this arduous journey he faced torture: the vandalism of Daniella’s grave. There have been several attempts to open the tomb. An endless nightmare.

Convicting the killers five years after the crime was a victory, but nothing eases the homesickness and, as Gloria herself says in Brutal Pact, a certain guilt at believing the tragedy could have been avoided.

The novelist would face another untold loss. A month before Daniella Perez turned 10, she lost her youngest son, Rafael, then 25.

The boy, who was born with a rare syndrome that affected his mental development, couldn’t resist the complications of surgery to reverse bowel torsion.

Gloria Perez says she lives with the pain of the deaths of two children every day

Gloria Perez says she lives with the pain of the deaths of two children every day

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A decade later, in an interview with Quem magazine, Gloria Perez was asked about the drama of burying two children. “It’s impossible to live apart from that, I live with that, with that pain,” he said.

Shortly before the story, the author had to pass another stress test in 2010: when “Caminho das ├Źndias” was broadcast, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “I would put the computer on my lap and type on the chemotherapy chair,” he said.

Gloria Perez’s admirable strength makes her similar to some mothers in mythology, capable of great sacrifices for their children, like the Greek Reia, and close to every anonymous mother in this violent and unjust Brazil, tenacious in raising her offspring and, if necessary to face anything and everyone to honor their descendants, living or dead.

The author has always had the support of another son, lawyer Rodrigo, 50 years old, who appears in Pacto Brutal. She is currently writing the chapters of Travessia, a telenovela that will succeed Pantanal from October 17th.