THE BOOK “THE RING CHILD"
WHEN THE FAIRY-TALE BECOMES A TALE OF INTEGRATION
"When Annamaria, a dear childhood friend of mine, called me and told me she had written a fairy tale about our children I felt an immense joy.
At last we could tell the story of our lives, the lives of our children who suffered from these terrible syndromes, and we could tell that story in a simple way, so that everyone, even the children, could understand how difficult is for our children to do things that are so easy for other children, how difficult if for them to be accepted and not isolated even if they are fantastic children with a golden heart.
Sometimes disabilities, especially the severe ones like those our children suffer from can scare people and drive them away, especially if they do not actually know the syndrome.
I could never thank Annamaria enough for her wonderful, priceless gift, for having been able to tell, in such a gentle way, what it really means to be ill, to be different from the others and to feel rejected and never understood. This is an amazing act of love on her part, one that I hope may have a positive influence on the lives of all of You who will read this beautiful fairy tale.
3000 copies of the book "IL BAMBINO DALL'ANELLO" (the child with the ring) will be printed and made available to the families, the schools and everyone that may want to use it as a means to get to know better these "special" children.
STEFANIA AZZALI (Presidente RING14 ONLUS)