“Born to never die”
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019
5:30 PM | AUDITORIUM, GROUND FLOOR
The life of the Servant of God Chiara Corbella, with Enrico Petrillo, Chiara’s husband, and Angelo Carfì, Chiara’s medical doctor, moderated by Amy Hickl, Associate Principal, Notre Dame Academy Elementary School, Los Angeles
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Chiara and Enrico married in Italy on September 21, 2008. During the early years of their marriage, the young Italian couple faced many hardships together, including the death of two children, who both died only 30 minutes after birth. Chiara became pregnant a third time with their son, Francesco. However, the joyful news of their pregnancy also came with a fatal diagnosis of cancer for Chiara. Her cancer was an unusual lesion of the tongue, which was later discovered to be a carcinoma. During pregnancy, Chiara rejected any treatment to save her own life if it meant risk to the life of her unborn son. On May 30, 2011, Francesco was born. However, her physical condition worsened. After a year of intense suffering, lived with hope, gladness, and gratitude, Chiara succumbed to cancer on June 13, 2012.
Her husband Enrico and her doctor, Angelo Carfì, will share Chiara's story which has changed the lives of many people.