Patrizia

I was 50 when I met my enemy. For one year I have seen a strange thing on my skin and in a first time I have given it no importance. Then, I decided to take a visit with a plastic surgeon who sent me to a mammogram. That strange thing was removed and analyzed: it was a tumor. I didn’t expect that sentence, it was  an unexpected storm coming on me and my family. First I was sad but  I took all  y courage because I knew that a battle must be faced and won. My relatives pushed me to take a second medical exhamination but the doctor confirmed the same diagnosis. It was time to react. I had surgery, I was scared, I couldn’t believe it was my life. I didn’t want my daughters to see me suffering. I faced everything, surgery and therapies. Ten years have passed, life is changed, cancer thought me to live in a different way, to face all life given to me, for better or worse, because I know I can win today as yesterday did. I live my life, I won!!!

  • Photographer: Luigi Cataldo
  • In collaboration with: Associazione "Cuore di Donna"