About Giulia

Hi there, let me introduce myself.

My name is Giulia, I am 14 years old, to be precise I was born on 3rd March 1997 in Bergamo…

I dream of writing a book to tell a story. My story.

Because before, I was afraid too…

If other people are close to us, they come beside to us, put a hand on our shoulders and say, “Come on, you can make it!” That’s what gives us the strength to keep going…

I really want to have fun, to go out with my friends, to go shopping, to dance and to go to school: in short simply to LIVE!


This is the story of Giulia Gabrieli, 14 years old, who had cancer. First of all, I want you to know that Giulia made it. She did not recover from her illness, this is true: she died on August, 19th, in the evening, at home in the San Tomaso de’ Calvi district in

Bergamo, while, during the WYD (Word Youth Day) in Madrid, the young people were concluding the Way of the Cross.

Yet, she made it.

 She managed to transform her 2-year-long illness into a hymn to life (…)

Yet she was an ordinary girl. In fact, she often asserted her normality: she was beautiful, sunny and genuinely theatrical, she loved travelling, nice clothes and she loved shopping. She was an explosion of refined vitality, which her disease, mysteriously, did not diminish, but amplified.

View article ( L’Eco di Bergamo – 30 Agosto 2011 )