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The kindness of Antonio Di Natale

Piermario Morosini was an Italian footballer who lived a very short life full of tragedy. At the age of 15 he had to watch his mother die and two years later, when the footballer was 17, it was his father who passed away.

As if that wasn’t enough, one of his brothers committed suicide after going through a severe depression. Despite those major setbacks Morosini continued to strive for his dream of becoming a professional footballer.

Piermario’s sacrifice led him to play in Serie A, and he did it as a midfielder in great teams like Udinese or Atalanta.

On April 14, 2012 while playing a match with his former team, Livorno, Morosini collapsed on the pitch after a set piece.

Despite the best efforts of the medical services of both teams, his heart would never beat again.

At that time Piermario was only 26 years old.

Morosini’s family had been struck by fate, and to make matters worse, the player had another sister with a disability and no family to help.

On learning of this, his friend and former team-mate Antonio Di Natale automatically took custody of him and set in motion a process of collaboration to get professional clubs in Italy to contribute to the cost of treatment for his illness.

The former striker “adopted” Morosini’s disabled sister, so to speak, taking over as her legal guardian. Today Carla Maria is in a home for the disabled in Bergamo, northern Italy.

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