The singer and Paralympic champion Annalisa Minetti was interviewed at “Summer in direct”, hosted on Rai 1 by Roberta Capua and Gianluca Semprini. Minetti, suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, told how she coped with the disease. And she made an unprecedented revelation: after one of her performances at “Tale e Which” 2017, Celine Dion, whom Annalisa imitated on the show, wrote to her privately to compliment her.
“Summer live”, led by Roberta Capua and Gianluca Semprini on Rai 1, continues to collect beautiful interviews, such as the recent one made by Capua ad Annalisa Minetti.
Seventh a Miss Italy 1997, winner of the Sanremo Festival in 1998, in recent years, alongside her activity in the show, Annalisa has collected several medals and records in running for blind athletes, establishing herself as Italian Paralympic champion.
At 18 she was diagnosed with one retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic degenerative eye disease. Pain can also be an opportunity to discover courage, he has often pointed out Minetti, also reiterating it in the living room of Capua and Semprini.
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Annalisa she said she was madly in love with life, that she had an enlightenment to see pain and discomfort as an opportunity and that saved her.
But, especially in the beginning, it wasn’t easy. The strength did not find it immediately, he admitted.
His pillars were his parents. When she got up that morning without seeing anything, she heard her mother cry.
His first reaction was one of despair and he yelled at his father ‘Why me?’. He replied: ‘Why not you?’
He made her wear a rosary and told her that she should find in faith the strength to disarm the pain through a smile.
A service was then launched that recalled Annalisa’s performance a Such and Which Show in 2017, in which he imitated Celine Dion.
Minetti made an unprecedented revelation: the singer wrote to her privately after that performance, saying she was fantastic.
Among the latest projects of Annalisa, very active between sport and social, there is SkyMan, created by the National Academy of Sports Culture.
It’s about a handball open skills, a flexible game without physical contact, the result of 10 years of research in the field of adapted motor activities, therefore highly inclusive.
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