Have you ever seen the film ‘The bucket list’, translated into Italian with the title ‘It’s never too late’? It is the story of an industry tycoon and a humble mechanic – played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman -, both terminally ill, who find themselves sharing the same hospital room, where they compile a to-do list – a “bucket list”, in fact – before you die (if you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend it).
At the beginning of summer we told you about it the story of Dorita32 years old originally from Castellammare di Stabia, and his partner External Sanna Ferraiolo, 33 years old from Ravenna. The two live in London, where Dorita is doing in and out of hospitals after she was diagnosed with cancer last year for which, at the moment, there is no official cure. This is why Ester has decided to try to help her partner by launching a fundraiser. The solidarity contest was incredible, so much so that – thanks also to a donation of 50 thousand euros from the Cassa di Ravenna Foundation – in a short time the two women reached the figure of 100 thousand euros.
On the occasion of Dorita’s birthday – who just today, 5 September, turns 33 – her girlfriend wanted to give her a small birthday present by dedicating an article to her and sharing her “bucket list”, the wish list that Dorita would like to fulfill, just like in the movie. “I thought that it would do her so much good to be overwhelmed with love on her special day – she explains Ester – I wish you that, against all statistics, you can celebrate many other birthdays”.
In Dorita’s wish list at the top, of course, we find the “cure of cancer and have access to possible interventions, if we reach the remission we so much hope for, and experimental therapies to change promptly”. In fact, Dorita recently had to change therapy because she no longer responded to the one she was undergoing. Then, she still reads in the list, to be able to buy “medicines, supplements, transport to and from the hospital” and “have the support of family members in London where we are dealing with everything alone”. All things that should never be on a 33-year-old woman’s wish list.
Then, finally, we find more “cheerful” things that anyone could put on their list of dreams to be realized: like “traveling to discover new places such as Cappadocia, Paris, Indonesia, Japan, the wonders of the world and other destinations” or the “attending musical concerts by Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears”. But also “dine in London restaurants where she always wanted to go”, “reach her ideal weight”, “see theatrical performances”, “do an extreme sport”, “see the Northern Lights” and, finally, “get married, to build a happy life and a home together “together with his love Esther.
Anyone who wants to help Dorita fulfill one of her wishes can do so with a donation on Gofound me (gofundme.com/regaliamounfuturoadorita), Paypal (https://www.paypal.me/estersannaferraiolo?locale.x=en_GB) or with a bank transfer with these coordinates: Beneficiary: Ester Sanna Ferraiolo; IBAN: GB95 REVO 0099 7069 8139 22; BIC / SWIFT: REVOGB21; Reason: Donation Dorita Delle Donne. If associations and foundations or banks wish to join, the fund on which to donate has the bank name references: La Cassa di Risparmio di Ravenna SpA; account name: CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI RAVENNA FOUNDATION – DORITA DELLE DONNE FUND RAISING; IBAN – IT55L0627013100CC0000294559; SWIFT / BIC – CRRAIT2RXXX; reason: Donation Dorita Delle Donne.
Dorita and Ester