Member, Famcare Board
María Elvira was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She is an Industrial Engineer, and specialised in finance and organisational development and is also a Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming. She worked for 33 years in different sectors of the economy. She wrote the book “The Smile Thief”, published in 2017, which is the testimony of a family with a special child. She has been married for over 40 years to Mauricio Sánchez with whom she has four children; the youngest, Carlos Iván, has Prader-Willi syndrome. She has been President of the Asociación Colombiana Síndrome de Prader-Willi since 2019. María was part of the organising committee of international symposiums on PWS in Colombia in 2019 and 2021.