She died at the age of 17 Viola Paris.
Student of the Marco Polo technical institute in Florence, she was a young promise of roller skating.
She trained with the Asd Oltrarno, who wrote on her Facebook page to remember her: “We will always skate with you”.
The athlete had discovered that she was ill with cancer last February, after some checks for a balance problem: she was operated on and underwent treatment, but it was not enough to save her life.
“Due to a very serious illness, Viola, an extraordinary 17-year-old girl, loved by everyone, passed away. There are no words to describe what it feels like in these moments. Today we were all in trouble, in the corridors we met teachers and students in tears. We were undecided on what to do to remember Viola. Personally, I am against the ritual of the minute of silence. But when his classmates came to ask me, I took a step back and agreed. Some of the students remained in the classrooms, but a few hundred went out into the garden and created a cordon around Viola’s classmates, who stood in the center, embraced and moved. After the minute of silence, dozens of balloons were thrown into the sky, from all the classrooms and from the garden. Many balloons had messages written with markers by the boys, symbolically sent up there by her ”, reads the post on Facebook of the president of the technical institute Marco Polo in Florence.
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