Myriam Colombo is a medical student called Knight of the Republic, Motives

    Myriam Colombo is a medical student called Knight of the Republic, Motives

    A young medical student from the University of Genoa has been nominated for the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Sergio Mattarella “For commitment, passion, enthusiasm in educating people to donate in favor of the research and treatment of cystic fibrosis.” Her name is Miriam Colombo, she is 21 years old, originally from Varese, lives in Ospedaletti and studies in Genoa. And Certification of the Italian Cystic Fibrosis Association.

    This is the whole logic Honor posted on the Quirinale website: “Myriam has cystic fibrosis. In addition to taking care of himself and living with a serious illness, and studying profitably in high school, despite his constant hospitalization (156 days in 2016 alone), he passed the entrance examination for medicine at the University of Genoa with outstanding marks, entering the second year. He has found time to dedicate to fundraising on social media and at various events for non-profit organizations related to his illness, raising thousands of euros each year and often including the schools he attended. When people ask me how I do it, I reply that it is emotion that drives me to keep fighting. Willpower, desire is power, in short, let’s call it what we like … That’s it. If I am what I am, it is above all thanks to cystic fibrosis, which I consider to be my biggest added value. He devotes much of his life to raising funds for research.”

    The award ceremony will take place at the Palazzo del Quirinale on March 24, 2023 at 11.30. He congratulated the President of the Ligurian Region Giovanni Totti: “In 2021 it was our diploma at the Salone Orientamenti and today more than that it is an example of perseverance and courage, not only for young people but for all of us. Well done Mary, Liguria is proud of you.


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