Sister Laura Girotto
Laura Girotto, the fifth of seven children, grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Turin (Piedmont, Italy). With her passion for fashion, she started working in a prestigious fashion house and got her degree as a dress designer. But then she received the call from ... "the Boss," as she refers to God. Against the wishes of her family and friends, she turned her back to a promising career and joined the congregation of Don Bosco's Salesian Sisters. It was an irrevocable decision that has given her a life that wasn't easy, but it was very happy. She worked as a missionary in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Zaire and, in 1993, she was sent to Adwa in the Horn of Africa. She has received several national and international awards for her achievements on the field.