Milan, the mural in memory of the blogger Fraintesa inaugurated. Sala: “Despite his illness he continued to seek beauty”

Milan, the mural in memory of the blogger Fraintesa inaugurated. Sala: “Despite his illness he continued to seek beauty”
Milan, the mural in memory of the blogger Fraintesa inaugurated. Sala: “Despite his illness he continued to seek beauty”

The blue that is tinged with yellow, a woman who mimics a binoculars with the fingers, adorned with a halo representing the world. Bottom left, the phrase “the only impossible journey is the one you decide not to start”, Difficult to read due to the large crowd around. On Friday 22 October the inauguration of the mural dedicated to Francesca Barbieri, in art Misunderstood, made by the street artist Stefania Marchetto (SteReal). Travel blogger from Modena, author of the book Live each day as if it were the first, Misunderstood got cancer in 2018 and died in April 2021; Always an itinerant traveler around the globe, the choice to write a book came after the discovery of hers illness, moved by the desire to give hope to those who, like her, were facing similar moments of great difficulty. At the inauguration of the mural, held in the square Cemetery Monumental, just outside the homonymous stop of the metro small, the sports journalist and companion of Misintesa attended, Andrea riscassi, and the mayor Beppe Living room, together with members of the AIRC Foundation and movement Sentinelli of Milan.

“Francesca traveled for work and especially for pleasure, was the key element in her life. His way of managing life was that of do not worry. The photo that is portrayed in the mural was taken in High Badia, the last leg of her journey before being stopped by the tumor“. Andrea Riscassi made his debut with this speech, subsequently underlining the important contribution given byQiqajon Association (which deals with hospitality for families and children), and by the municipal council for the construction of mural. The mayor subsequently intervened Living room, with a parenthesis on the relationship to be maintained to face the illness, taking Misunderstood as a model: “Although the suffering that brings the disease, the key thing is not to treat it as a enemy, but go through it, interpret it, and look for the beauty that matures in those moments. I did not know Francesca, but she understood how to move, continuing to search beauty, and to do what he loved to do “.

After Francesca’s disappearance, a fundraiser with AIRC was opened by her partner, of which she herself Misunderstood she was a supporter, which she has currently managed to pick up 180 thousand euros. The funds will be allocated for the establishment of the “AIRC scholarship for abroad Francesca Fraintesa Barbieri ”, a loan from two-year duration for those who wish to undertake an excellent training course in oncology field. “A frenetic society like ours – he finally explained riscassi a ilfattoquotidiano.it – tends to isolate the sick, especially with regard to the work and economic sphere. When you get sick, you need to be close to them people”.

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