This next article gives thanks to two wonderful doctors, Dr Maurizio Cortale, a Consultant from the Thoracic Clinic in Trieste’s Cattinara hospital and Dr Vittore Pagan, Consultant in the Thoracic Clinic in Mestre Hospital in Venice.

Excerpts from the letter:

I am sure that, like me, Roberto would have wanted to give his heartfelt thanks to the two doctors for their professionalism and sensitivity throughout our three and a half year ordeal.

They, together with doctors, assistants, nurses and staff of both hospitals, did everything they could to give Roberto a chance of life.

I only hope that anyone else that finds themselves faced with such a terrible illness can find such dedication, professionalism, solidarity and friendship as we did.

My heartfelt thanks, in Roberto’s name, to you all.

Santina Persich