Patrizia was born in 1967 as the first of three children into a loving family of five. Her light-heartedness and carefree demeanor as a young girl provided that special bond that ties a family together. She was a daily reminder to her parents and siblings of all that is wondrous and pure.
Of European descent but raised in South America, she was well-traveled and cultured by the time she was a teenager. But deep inside her lay a yearning to explore the internal vastness and beauty of the human experience. And so it was only natural that she would follow a path of spirituality during those restless and inquisitive teenage years.
Patrizia matured into a special, albeit reserved, young woman. Knowing that many times it is the ego that tarnishes an individual’s soul and that karma is a universal law to which we are all bound, she was incapable of seeing any bad or negative qualities in people—a realization that comes only to those with a deep spiritual understanding. But not only did she see the good in people; she also always made a special effort to make everyone she met feel good about themselves. Now more than ever, Patrizia’s soul was bursting with radiant light.
Her stoic attitude was unshaken when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her late thirties. At 44, she was given just six months to live, but she brushed aside the evidence as inconvenient and for three more years kept volunteering her time to benefit others. Never once did she lament her fate or complain about pain. Quite the contrary, she became stronger and an even greater example of how to accept those events that render our lives difficult. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in the summer of 2014, embracing the reality of transcending to a higher state of being.