Davide was born on October 3rd 2016 with a congenital malformation involving parts of his body. Right from the start, due to these malformations, he was subject to several surgeries and, a little younger than a year old, had his right foot amputated.
His mother Lucia and father Giuseppe’s reaction were initially one of despair, anger and discouragement, but they found the strength to react in Davide’s eyes, which showed a great desire to live. Only two weeks after the amputation, in fact, he was already standing on one leg in his bed. The word that sums up his character is vitality.
The whole family learned to see things differently and Davide taught his parents and his brothers, Mirko and Leonardo, that diversity is only in the mind and that life is a very important gift.
Despite his tender age, this young boy is trying out all kinds of sports: swimming, cycling, football and climbing in the garage built by his dad. His idol is Ronaldo and Davide has already learned to imitate his cheer when he scores a goal. Lucia and Giuseppe got in touch with the Association after writing a message to Bebe on Facebook.
Davide has been part of the art4sport team since October 2019: the association has given the family the strength to understand that they are not alone and their wish would be to be able to promote diversity as if it were not a problem but normality.