Maria Grazia Cucinotta and the angels of the Messina Polyclinic: “They saved my sister”


By John

An emotional video to say thank you to the angels in lab coats. Maria Grazia Cucinotta, the beautiful actress from Messina, posted a video in the last few hours with a special dedication to all the doctors of the Neurosurgery of the Polyclinic with the prof in mind. Angileri. “Thank you very much to the entire team of Prof Angileri, excellence in Neurosurgery – writes Cucinotta – who every day without ever stopping saves lives, fighting for everything to go well without ever giving up. The South that works and that perhaps no one ever thanks enough.”

Cucinotta herself tells the story of what happened: “My sister Lilla ended up in the emergency room of the Piedmont hospital on August 8th due to a heart problem, but having fainted twice the emergency room doctor requests a head CT scan, then contacts Prof. Raffa, neurosurgeon at the Polyclinic, who diagnoses a head tumor. That news that when it arrives freezes your heart even if it’s 40 degrees outside. On August 23rd she was operated on, and the entire tumor mass was removed, a successful operation. In the meantime, the Neurosurgery department has become home, a single family. You make friends with all the different patients, you support each other. The days are all the same in there, you calculate the time that passes with the alternating shifts of the nurses, wonderful angels who absorb the pains of all the patients and relatives every day, releasing smiles, attentions, love to everyone. In there in an instant life changes and priorities change, you no longer care about anything, everything seems futile to you, the only thing that matters to you is the life of those you love, you pray, you wait every day for those small steps forward that bring life back to normal. I say thank you again to all the nurses and operators, thank you from the bottom of my heart, because in those moments the best cure beyond medicines is only love. And thanks also to the Piedmont Emergency Department If the doctor hadn’t investigated those fainting spells she would never have been saved.”