"I spent four full days with Martina. During this time, some of my prejudices about how it is like to live with multiple sclerosis proved to be untrue, one after another. Martina is a joyful girl who faces her daily challenges with tenacity and perseverance. Besides fulfilling her working obligations as any other person, Martina lives a normal life, made a bit hard sometimes by her walking difficulties. During the time I spent in San Quirico d'Orcia, the protection for people with multiple sclerosis seemed fairly high in the area, although there are still a downsides in terms of architectural barriers and general awareness of the needs of people with restricted mobility. It has been a transforming experience for me, and I hope I was able to present it exactly the way I lived it."