It may come as a surprise to many that in Italy today poverty has reached a level perhaps not seen since the Second World War, so that now almost half of families are struggling to support themselves.
Yet not everyone is in a position to help others. Usually we help our closest neighbours first: our family members, relatives, friends and maybe also our brothers and sisters in Christ.
I would like to present to your kind attention the case of a man, a friend, who is a person of great faith and of a good heart. I will allow him to explain:
I am 59 years of age and a former company manager and consultant. I live in a town in Lombardy (North Italy) with my invalid 60-year-old wife and the youngest of our children, my son, who is at present unemployed.
Due to the worsening of my wife’s health, in the last four years I have mainly dedicated myself to assisting her to undergo the medical examinations needed to formulate a diagnosis, thereby forfeiting several job opportunities.
Finally in 2016 the double diagnosis of vascular encephalopathy caused by a ‘disease of small vessels’, and moderate Alzheimer’s dementia, which is serious given her age, and which over time has robbed her of almost all her independence. Continua a leggere