The battle of Alex Zanardi, now see and hear

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Alex Zanardi sees and hears. He does not speak yet, also because he has a hole in his trachea that could soon close, but his brain is recovering its functions.

In an article by Carlo Verdelli, the Corriere della Sera describes the progress in the impossible rehabilitation of the motoring and handbike champion, who emerged alive from an accident that literally cut him in two during a race in Germany in 2001 and now engaged in battle after a terrible road bike accident on June 19th.

From 21 November Alex was transferred to the neurosurgery ward in Padua, close to home.

Shaking hands on demand. If they ask him to do ok, raise your thumb. Where is Daniela? And he barely turns his head towards her. It is certainly not the summit but at least we are at the foot of climbing, which is already an unexpected result. The “tiger” will take care of the rest, a little at a time, one centimeter after the other, with arms and heart, until the finish line. The next step, which doctors give a lot of importance, will be to be able to stick out the tongue. We won’t see it, they won’t tell us. But when it happens, because it will happen, it will seem like a mockery to the cruel god who from Olympus has so much targeted the pilot son of a seamstress and a plumber.


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