Roberto Persich had a simple life, dedicated to his work and his family. He was one of those people that, whatever might happen, he always put up with things with a smile.

He met his sad fate due to an invisible, colourless, odourless substance that was present in the atmosphere in his workplace.

Asbestos brought about his early, painful death despite his wife’s self sacrifice and her attempts to help him to recover.

He attended our association meetings without fail, and now he is gone. He has left behind a clear message – fight against illness without ever giving in.

Hi, Roberto, from your friend Aurelio.

Trieste, 4th February 2009.