Who knows what it’s like to see the world from the top of Everest. The Celebrative Sticker #38 solidarity sticker is dedicated to Andrea Lanfri. Born in Lucca, in life he has always had a passion for school, sport and the mountains. In 2015, fulminant meningitis with meningococcal sepsis took away both of his legs, and seven fingers on his hands.
Andrea from this traumatic “experience” was able to find incredible strength of mind and spirit, in the stubborn awareness that his dreams had only suffered a setback. That the sky was still possible to touch, with a finger.
After a long and painful period, Lanfri, thanks to crowdfunding, can begin his new life path as an established sportsman. He enters the Paralympic national running team, wins 9 Italian titles in two years. He won the silver medal in the 4×100m relay at the 2017 World Championships, one silver and two bronze medals at the European Championships. The biggest regret is not being called up for the Rio Olympics despite having achieved the necessary results.
However, Andrea’s real journey has yet to begin. The initial idea of this Celebrative Sticker was to remember a Paralympic athlete, perhaps it will happen in the future, but it is the charm of the mountain, of its peaks that directs the project towards the incredible objectives achieved.
Mountaineering is a sport! To remove any doubts is his presence in the legendary albums “Campioni dello Sport” of the 60s that opened those pages where the myth crossed the legend. Andrea’s climb begins in 2018 with Monte Rosa, from 2019 to 2021 he reaches some of the most exciting peaks in the world on different continents. In 2022 it’s time to climb Everest, on May 13 Andrea reaches the summit at 8,849 meters. becoming the first man to climb the roof of the world with multiple amputations.
As an incredible interlude, before starting the ascent Andrea, in the village of Gorakshep, on April 1st sets a Guinness World Record, running the fastest mile with blades at an altitude of 5 164m, 9 minutes and 48 seconds.
Andrea Lanfri is a symbol of the fortitude of how much one can overturn the “plans of destiny” and rebuild them in one’s own image. Andrea is not a superhero, he is an example, a sportsman, a man.
ANDREA FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!
The entire proceeds from the sale of this Celebrative Sticker will be used to support the “Adotta con la Figurina – Sticker raising for Solidarity” project where our association annually engages in different solidarity projects, in Madagascar, Bosnia, Argentina and Italy. Andrea Lanfri’s solidarity sticker is linked in particular to the support of the Art4Sport Onlus Association (https://www.art4sport.org). Believing in sport as a therapy for the physical and psychological recovery of children and teenagers with prosthetic limbs.
Celebrative Sticker #38 – Sticker + Folder
Limited and numbered edition 150 copies
+ shipping (10,00€)
How to pay:
- Bank transfer:
Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo
Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia
IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519
For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to email@example.com
- Paypal to the address only firstname.lastname@example.org, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
- IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
(limited & numbered edition, copies available 131/150)
the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever
An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.