A Very Young Influencer – level 2

26-11-2020 07:00

Sirio is a seven-year-old boy from Italy. He cannot speak and he cannot feed himself, but it did not stop him from becoming a social media star. He has become one of Italy´s youngest influencers.

His mother Valentina runs Sirio´s Instagram page. She said that she wanted to tell the story of a disabled person differently. Valentina said that it was difficult to accept her son´s disability, but she was lucky to get help from other people. With the right help, her son started living a good life. She met many families who were in a similar situation and they supported each other.

Sirio´s parents understood that it was very important to show that their son enjoyed his life. People are usually sorry for disabled people and they think that disabled people cannot live a good life.

Difficult words: influencer (a person who affects many other people´s lives by what he does and says), disabled (a person who cannot use a part of his body properly or he cannot learn easily), disability (the health situation of a person when he cannot do some things or activities).

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