I have met the most amazing parents in my many years of teaching. Despite dire prognoses and unfamiliar terrain, often with an overwhelming sense of grief, I have seen parents forge paths for their kids where there was little hope. I am taking the liberty of writing about a most exceptional parent. Her name is Alessandra. This brilliant woman, gifted as an artist and amazing in suffering, could have folded, crashed, and burned. Her child suffered one of the most serious illnesses I’ve ever read about. She has fought to keep him alive, converting her home into a virtual ICU unit.
Not only has she endured his life-threatening condition, she has decided to help others with the knowledge she’s gained. She has co-founded The Institute for Neuro-Fasciology. On that website, she describes her son’s disorder, the catastrophic brain damage he has suffered, and how she wants to improve the lives of others.
Alessandra has made herself an expert on her son’s condition, sharing her development of foods which have been largely responsible for keeping him alive. In yet another incredible venture born of severe financial necessity, Alessandra has started preparing these foods through her company GOLIO. I have been an eager recipient of these organic, delicious, and great-for-you foods. I ate some of her power blend today, an amazing combination of nuts, spices, and other organic ingredients.
Alessandra is an unsung hero, humble yet courageous. She has endured great tragedy and betrayal while living moment-to-moment in managing her son’s care. She has set aside any ideas of how her future might have looked and dedicated herself to serving her son. Alessandra is usually less than 10 seconds away from his side. She works indomitably, faithfully, lovingly. She is “Mama,” first and foremost. I am privileged to know her and encourage you to visit GOLIO. She has shared a taste of her passion for life in each product.