The last time he told us about the frozen showers that the VIPs published on social networks to raise awareness about the Sla: “An act of narcissism – he had defined it – while we sick people need buckets of funding”. Donatella Chiossi she has always been a careful observer of political events, critical when needed, advocate for the rights of dependent people. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis had paralyzed her voluntary muscles, but not ideas, not thoughts, the desire to promote initiatives. But this time it was the disease that got the best of it and Donatella passed away in the bed of her home, in the Rosta Nuova neighborhood, where in all these years she has been assisted by her husband Stefano and his Roman mother. He was 65 years old. Graduated in pedagogy, she had engaged in young Communists and as a journalist for the Unit, then had worked as a primary school teacher. The Sla struck her in the early 2000s. But her voice continued to be heard through the eyes. Donatella was able to communicate thanks to sophisticated equipment: fixing the letters with her eyes, she was able to articulate phrases and thoughts on the screen. She had created a blog, as coordinator of the ‘Alta Voce’ committee, she fought for the law on the biological testament and for the self-determination of dependent people. He had created texts and direction of the music and dance show ‘silence gives words’, staged in Piazza Prampolini. Together with the committee on November 16, she went down to Piazza Roma to ask for funds to support the seriously and seriously ill. It is impossible to remember all the initiatives in which she had participated with a passion that will be missed by all those who have known her.
In addition to her husband and mother, Donatella also leaves her brother Claudio. The funeral chamber was set up in the church of Pratofontana and will be open tomorrow afternoon from 3pm. The parish priest, Don Daniele Simonazzi, was a friend of Donatella’s. He will celebrate the funeral mass that will be held on Wednesday morning at 9 in the structure in front of the church of Pratofontana.
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