WINNERS ANNOUNCED: ‘The Living Death’ book giveaway

February 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the winners of Evelyne Leondro’s newly released English version of her book ‘The Living Death: the struggle with a long forgotten disease’ are:

  1. Melissa Bentsen

  2. Senem Gokel

  3. Katharine Jones

Congratulations! The book will be sent to you next week.
Thanks to everyone for participating.


Read one woman’s account of what it was like to live with leprosy.

ILEP is giving away 3 copies of Evelyne Leandro’s newly released English version of her book – The Living Death: the struggle with a long forgotten disease – in which she documents her experience with this painful but curable disease.

The book has been praised by Mathias Duck, member of ILEP’s Panel of women and men affected by leprosy for its contribution to raising awareness about this disease and for helping create a more compassionate environment for other people affected by leprosy.

To go into the draw, all you have to do is tell us which country Evelyne is originally from?

Email the answer, along with your name and postal address, to Please write “The Living Death” in the subject line. Entries will close Friday 17th February.

Evelyne Leandro moved to Berlin with her German husband in 2010. In January 2012, she discovered some unusual patches on her arm, knee and lower leg. After many fruitless examinations, she was finally diagnosed with the long-forgotten disease, leprosy. Written in a diary format, Evelyne has summarised her 500 day odyssey, starting with the first symptoms and finishing at the end of the treatment when she finally overcame the disease.

To learn more about Evelyne and her book, please visit