«I don't even know how many centimeters of surgery scars have been drawn on my body, but I love them all, one by one. Every single centimeter of etched skin which will never be healed!Those are the starting points of my wings.»(Carlotta Nobile, Il Cancro E Poi_)«Because you want to prove first of all to yourself that you can even suffer from IV stadium metastatic melanoma but LIVE. Live all joys, projects, sorrows, tears that life gives you every single day.Because there's an Afterwards you'll never stop fighting for. Because nobody can keep you away from the certainty that – despite all the scars, surgeries, needles in veins, tests, contrast liquids, therapies and sorrows – there's a unique happiness waiting for you, there's your greatest dream which keeps looking at you from the future and can't wait to reach you. Because you know that all you're living now will be given back to you.Because you clearly feel that the way you now have to look at life could have been reached just through this sorrow.»(Carlotta Nobile, Il Cancro E Poi_, August 5, 2012)«Cancer is a struggle we all must fight alone, equipped with courage, with our scars, with our dreams that seem to get further and further, with that tiny, simple need to come back to what we were. It’s a struggle we fight with tears in our eyes, with fears, saying quietly farewell to everything before that medical report, before that piece of white paper, with a few lines on it, that, in a moment, has changed everything.It’s the war on the inside, the war of the stories in the History, the war of the human being against his smallness, against the foolishness innate in his cells, against the contradictions of his whole life, that in an instant headed all together right there, in a small patch of skin, the starting point. Just there, in a very few millimeters of flesh that in a second have decided to change their own nature.It’s the struggle of solitude that stays as it is, even if you are among thousands of people, it’s the struggle for our dignity, for our strength, for our normality that wants to go away from us but that becomes our greatest miracle, afterwords.The cancer, the metastasis and the therapies have not changed my aspect. They have only carved my body on parts that I hide and keep as they were graft points for my wings. I keep my blond hair, my pink cheeks. For stranger eyes, I keep on being the person I’ve always been...».(Carlotta Nobile, Il Cancro E Poi_)
«Dear Pope Francis,You have changed my life.I am honored and blessed to be able to carry the Cross with Joy at the age of 24. I know that cancer has healed my soul, by loosening all my interior knots and giving me Faith, Trust, Surrender, and an immense Serenity right at the time when my illness was most severe.I trust in the Lord, and on my difficult and troubled path, I always see His help.Dear Pope Francis, You have changed my life.I would like to ask You something… I have an immense desire to meet You, even for only a moment. To pray together with You the "Our Father"!"Give us this day our daily bread" and "Deliver us from evil" Amen.I entrust this dream of mine to Don Giuseppe and I trust in God!Pray for me, Holy Father. I pray for You every day.
(Carlotta Nobile, Letter to Pope Francis, April 12, 2013)