A mezzo remembered by a cancer-care hotelmain
Graham Spicer has been to visit the Casa Lucia Valentini Terrani in Padua, a subsidised hotel where cancer patients can stay while receiving daily therapies at the nearby hospital. It is a profoundly moving memorial to a much-loved singer, who died of leukaemia, aged 51.
Alberto Terrani, Valentini’s husband, says: ‘While Lucia Valentini was in America for treatment she was shocked by the fact that relatives of patients who were with her in the hospital, were spending the nights in their cars as they couldn’t afford the cost of renting a room.’ So she asked her husband to pay for a hotel for those who were sleeping in their cars…
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