Perugia mourns: this morning Leonardo Cenci, 46, became president of the Avanti Tutta association, becoming a national testimonial of the fight against cancer through sport and solidarity. So the staff of the association on Facebook: "Our Leo flew to heaven, among the angels, his mission on earth ended this morning, shortly after 10 am.
Of these six years that he was "given" by the disease has not wasted even a day. With dreams on his feet and invincibility in his heart he has managed to realize many of his desires and the rest will be brought to completion because the human and material heritage that he created will not be lost.
Run Leo in the sky, run happy and watch over who, like us, always loved you. Run and remind us that we must always believe in our dreams and in the power of love always going #AvantiTutta. R.I.P. Warrior".
Leonardo had been awarded by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella as a "civil example" for his commitment to sport. Avanti's founder, among other things, has twice run the New York marathon with the disease in progress. For some weeks his clinical picture had worsened. After a first admission at the beginning of November due to a sudden decrease in vision caused by metastases to the brain, Cenci had recovered and had continued his innumerable activities. On Christmas Eve, he had been seized by an epileptic seizure. The deterioration, until the tragic epilogue.