“I’m from Italy, and in our town, there was an earthquake which destroyed the city. Our parents didn’t want us to stay there in case it happened again, and anyway, there weren’t too many opportunities at the time. So we made a decision together that they would rent an apartment for us in another city. They couldn’t leave because they had to renovate the house and also because of their jobs. I was 13 at the time, my brother was 16. It was the hardest year of my life, but my brother was always there for me. He did the shopping, he made my lunch, we went to school together, and he came to see my basketball matches… This is probably the reason we have such a strong bond. He might be the best brother in the world. For me, he definitely is.”

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