Oil Dedicated to Venerable Silvia Dissegna
Venerable Silvia Dissegna was born on 1 July 1967 in Turin at 12:10 am. As the first of two children to Ottavio Dissegna and Gabriella Martignon. His little brother was Carlo (b. 6 July 1968). Dissegna received his baptism on 6 July. In the hospital chapel from the Dominican priest Domenico Moine. With the names “Silvio Antonio Giovanni”.
In late September 1973 he began grade school in Poirino and his teacher at this time was Vanna Appendino Ricci. His second teacher in 1974 was Alfredo Salvano and he received excellent marks in his exams.
Dissegna was known for being full of life who desired becoming a school teacher when he was older. His teachers perceived him to be clever in his class. And his notebooks were full of descriptions about nature. And games as well as his future aspirations. Dissegna liked to ride his bike and watch cartoons on television. He made his First Communion on 7 September 1975. Alongside his brother Carlo from Father Vincenzo Pausa.
Developed bone cancer in 1978. Just before he turned eleven when he began to suffer terrible. And constant pain in his legs in the spring. He made several doctor visits. Who prescribed certain medications to him. But the pain grew more intense over time which led to several tests. Being performed which resulted in the diagnosis on 13 May 1978 that Dissegna had bone cancer. But he did not despair at the diagnosis unlike his parents.
Dissegna lost his sight on 10 June 1979. And then his hearing that 4 September. Due to the cancer’s aggressive growth within him. Large sores opened across his body in May after his left leg broke due to the weakening bone.