(ANSA) – ANCONA, 13 JUN – Deep sedation begins today for Fabio Ridolfi, the 46-year-old from Fermignano (Pesaro Urbino), who had obtained the approval of the Marche Region Ethics Committee for medically assisted suicide and then stopped on the failure to indicate the drug . Fabio, who has been bedridden for 18 years due to quadriparesis and can only communicate with an eye pointer, has chosen sedation. Last night the town gathered in the square for a vigil: “we want to greet him and make him understand that all Fermignano is with him and his family” said the mayor Emanuele Feduzi. “Fabio will have what he wanted” the comment of his brother Andrea. “Don’t be sad, it will be a liberation for him” added Andrea amid the emotional applause of the crowd in the square. Among the people also the heavy metal group with which the 46-year-old played as a young man who performed a piece by metallica, the Pro loco, the local associations, the archers of the Castrum Firmignani and the Fermignanese fans, with a banner: ‘Respect for Fabio’ . Representing the Luca Coscioni Association, who has followed Fabio’s case for years, is Matteo Mainardi, coordinator of the Campaign for Legal Euthanasia.
For deep sedation Fabio will be transferred to the Fossombrone hospice. (HANDLE).