He has lived with multiple sclerosis for fifteen years; his voice describes the many obstacles in the lives of those who move around on a wheelchair. The key of the story lies in the phrase “Nobody can fly”: “Just as we can’t fly, so George would never be able to walk; this would never stop him enjoying life in other ways. There’s more to life than flying; maybe there’s more to life than walking too. We are going to find out what it was, that “something more”.
During the meeting, students were involved in an interesting and passionate debate with the author, who illustrated various examples of disabled people who show everyday how they face and overcome the limits imposed by their condition. Students outlined the differences in the way disability is faced in Italy and in the U.K.