Who I am

Who I am: read the story of Eugenio Ruberto

Let me introduce myself: I'm Eugenio Ruberto

I was born in Piedimonte Matese, in the province of Casertaon August 29, 2006.

My parents

My parents: two types… Dad, of Shape, he wants to seem severe and inflexible, but with me and with my sister (I'll talk about her later) he gets over it immediately and is very playful.

Nothing that concerns me escapes him, always available and ready to lend me a hand; he doesn't like helping me with my homework, he says that teaching methods have changed and he can't be found... on the other hand, he never misses one of my basketball games (I'll tell you about this later too), he's always available to help a walk (as long as it's not in a shopping centre!.. but anyway, we'll go there anyway!).

He teaches me how to make the best use of the mobile phone and the computer, he's a landslide playing with me Playstation (what great laughs when he tries to use the joystick).

He loves science fiction and horror films, how many of them he and I watch together! My mother, from Dragoni, always busy between home, work and school (she doesn't teach, but she is always involved in school events); she's good at making desserts (she knows I love coconut and Nutella and she invents a thousand recipes...) we also mess around together; she is fussy when it comes to checking my homework, but she is always ready to give me a helping hand!

Unlike dad, mom loves going to the mall, and yes, I recognize it, it's fun going there with her! We go into the shops, we look, we check the prices, and there's always a little gift for me.

In short, these two guys met in Benevento way back on May 28, 2005 and have never left each other since then. They got married on December 3 of that same year, and our family began from there.

My life

Since August 29, 2006, my life has flowed peacefully.

Until the September 12, 2019.

Kindergarten, elementary school and middle school. According to the numerous teachers who have had me as a student, I have always been very curious, attentive, lively, brilliant; a true leader (yes!) capable of supporting or limiting their work, depending on whether the lessons are, for me, interesting or not.

I have a predilection for scientific subjects, for physical education and for everything that fuels my desire to discover and my curiosity.

I love my kindergarten teachers, Carmela, Gloria, Elisa and their oasis of serenity. In elementary school, many things happened and I have wonderful memories of some (Simonetta, Anna, Isidoro, Annarosa, Michele,) but only one stole my heart, my teacher Rosaria Perrotta. She is a volcano of ideas, we are similar in this and I love her very much.

The sport

I like sports, especially team sports; I practice handball, at school, with the teacher. Del Monaco, and then, with my partner-friend-brother Nicola Panella my great adventure began, as well as a very strong passion for basketball!

For me, playing basketball is everything! It's a sport that regenerates me, energizes me, stimulates me and there's no way I'll skip a training session or a match (yes, even on that famous 12th September 2019 I was there training). I play basketball in Caiazzo, with the CSI for 6 years.

For minibasketball I had a very strong, nice and well-prepared female coach Maria Mastroianni, with her we really enjoyed ourselves and were passionate about this sport; for two years instead I have had a great coach, strict but highly trained, attentive, superlative on the pitch and a faithful friend, Gaetano Santoro. He is my idol.

Thanks to basketball I have made friends with many of my peers: with some a relationship has been established that goes beyond training, I am thinking for example of Mariarita, Vittorio, Elia, Francesco; others, however, from Dragoni, followed me and Nicola in this splendid sport, such as Antonio, Kevin, Angelo and Alessandro.

The parish

Thanks to my parents, I have been attending the parish since I was little. I did the catechesis course for First Communion, which I received together with all my classmates in fifth grade.

Subsequently, I started the Emotional Laboratory, which is a growth path to discover emotions. Oh yes, we are very lucky in Dragoni, a dynamic priest different from others, who with the knowledge of ourselves and our emotions leads us to know the true Jesus of the Gospel. Thank you Don Dahuid (yes, he has a particular name, because he is originally from Peru, I call him Don Davide).

Together with him and the group of entertainers I had wonderful camping and Scampo-school experiences, plays and many other activities. Luckily the Parish is alive in Dragoni!

My new life

And here I am on September 12, 2019, when my new life begins.

The one I tell, together with my family, my friends and all the people who love me, in this diary of mine.

My battle, our battle: against cancer.

The October 17, 2020 I won: I went into the arms of the Father.

My Faith, my love, my joy have won.
The disease never wins.

I will continue to give you my love, in unknown, silent and bizarre ways: remain silent, keep your hands clasped, pray together.

Here I am.

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