Wondering who I was

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I was dying inside … Middle school came. With me were two friends with whom I had always hanged around even at elementary school, and in that entirely new situation I stayed very close to them.  I was timid, closed and when I was with them I could feel a little safer. Because of my […]

When I was like them …

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When I was like them … I could run on my heels for whole nights without feeling them. Now, after half an hour my feet ache, so I walk barefoot or wear my trainers and … I’m happy. When I was like them … I drank to forget and I felt great. Now, I cry […]

“In san Patrignano the adult world in support of young people. The Minister: “Among families and school is a co-responsibility pact”

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Adolescence between the diversity and homologation. This was the theme of the second day of the forum of the WeFree Days, the San Patrignano community’ prevention event, realized thanks to Banca Carim and Lamborghini Trattori, tractors, with over 3,000 students from all over Italy. Exceptional Guest was the minister of instruction Valeria Fedeli: “I came […]

Tomorrow the first act of the 10th edition of WeFree Days: prevention for a life free of any addiction

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Over 3000 students from all over Italy tomorrow will be in San Patrignano to talk to each other. Some important members of the institutions of: political, entertainment and cultural of Italian and international range, will attend. Minister Valeria Fedeli is much waited on Wednesday. Ten years of drug prevention for a good lifestyle. This is […]

Only the Brave Foundation with San Patrignano for the WeFree Prevention Project

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Only The Brave Foundation supports community activity in schools throughout Italy. Listens, tells, and confronts to find that it is easier to overcome their weakness together. The commitment of giving voice to discomfort teenagers and transforming situations at risk into opportunities for introspection. This is WeFree’s San Patrignano prevention project that Only the Brave Foundation […]

Lives a life as Daniel Nilsson

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Angelic face with a statue-like body. Daniel Nilsson captured the Italian lady’s imagination by participating to television programs as “Avanti un Altro” (who’s next) and “Ballando sotto le stelle 2016” (Dancing under the stars 2016). But behind the image of this Swedish model lies in reality a simple soul. A boy who, like so many, […]

I chose to live for me and for my daughter - WeFree

I chose to live for me and for my daughter

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Sitting on the couch watching at the Christmas tree lights that illuminate intermittently. It’s snowing outside. Right now I am thankful to live far from the city center. In the driveway of my neighborhood a few cars occasionally pass. Only a few cars. Christmas. New year’s Eve. The holidays. To cast away this wistful thinking, with a phone card I draw a white line of cocaine that I snort fast and furiously, as I’ve been doing so for days, since I answered that call, that call that I had expected for days, “Mom ….hi. I can’t come for Christmas Mom … I’m staying with Dad. It’s better. So you can take care of yourself Mom … Do you understand? I love you. Bye. “ My daughter. The shot of coke rises. Clenching my jaw, clenching my fists I get up and go to the window. The patio is covered with snow. On the grass, whitewashed and scattered, the remains of the gifts that I had prepared for her, for my little girl and that I have now destroyed blinded by anger and pain caused by those words. I’m crying right now. I am crying because that pain does not pass despite cocaine, despite the alcohol, […]

Like a golden fish

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We are embraced on mother’s bed. Tomorrow will begin a new chapter of our lives. We, inseparable brothers, united by an unusual destiny. I hold his hand, I look at it, and every time I lose it in his green eyes, so deep and mysterious that you can never figure out what is he feeling. […]