My name is Felice. Felice means "happy" in Italian.
And I love running.
I started back in 2013. Running is an engaging multi-sensory experience. You see different places. You hear thousands of sounds. You smell fresh flavours. Your body sweats and you taste a real sense of freedom.
Now, try to recall your best memory or emotion of your past. Then turn off the sight and hearing of it.
95% of everything we learn is perceived through sight and hearing.
I decided to run on November 4th, 2018 the New York City Marathon and help and support deafblind people to emerge from darkness and silence.
My name is Felice. But I am more than happy, I am very lucky. So do you.
Run with me. Run for THEM.
All donations will be transferred in full to the LEGA DEL FILO D'ORO
LEGA DEL FILO D'ORO - To hear in silence, to see beyond darkness.
The Lega of Filo d' oro has dedicated over 50 years to improving the lives of those who do not see and do not hear. We are committed to the people we work with and their families: deafblind people and those who have other forms of severe physical and learning disabilities.
Our primary objective is to lead the way for deafblind people to emerge from darkness and silence. The Lega del Filo d’Oro assists, educates, and trains deafblind individuals, empowering them to lead full and productive lives within their communities.
We envision a future where every deafblind child and adult has a safe place in the community.
At the core of this work is the vision of our founder, Sabina Santilli, who became deafblind at the age of 7. Based on her personal experience, she recognized that deafblind individuals could lack support, education and services. In 1964, she gathered a small group of volunteers, motivated by “the precious thread that unites the deafblind community with the outside world.”
Over the years, Lega del Filo d’Oro has built specialized branches with highly qualified staff in eight regions of Italy. Today, the LFO operates residential centers in the metropolitan area surrounding the cities of Ancona, Milan, Modena, Bari and Palermo and it has offices in Padua, Rome and Naples.
A person is considered deafblind when they have a total or partial loss of vision and hearing. Multisensory disabilities occur when visual and auditory deficits are compounded by other impairments (motor, intellectual, neurological damage, organic pathologies, etc.). These disabilities can cause severe limitations in communications, personal autonomy and learning, as well as serious difficulties in both interpersonal relationships and perceptions of the surrounding environment.
Deafblindness can be congenital or acquired. The causes vary, and include premature birth, sensory loss with age, or rare syndromes like Usher and CHARGE, which compound severe medical and developmental issues with loss of vision and hearing.
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