A Very Young Influencer – level 3

26-11-2020 07:00

Sirio Persichetti has spastic tetraplegia. He cannot speak and he cannot feed himself; however, the seven-year-old boy has taken the world of social media by storm. His daily antics prove that a disability is no barrier to inspiring others.

Sirio is one of Italy´s youngest influencers. His Instagram page is run by his mother Valentina who intended to tell the story of disability in a different way. She said that it was not easy to face Sirio´s disability; however, with the right help, such children could enjoy their lives.

Sirio´s parents came to understand that it was necessary to talk about disability without any pity and without the usual ways that disability was narrated.

Difficult words: spastic tetraplegia (the loss of sensory and motor skills), take by storm (to be very popular), antic (a playful or funny action), narrate (to tell a story).

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