In the Italian media sphere, a name that is gaining increasing notoriety is Andrew Antonello. This figure has become famous not only for his presence in programs such as “Dancing with the Stars“, but also for his extraordinary life story, marked by relationship with the father and autism.
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When he was born and where, Andrea Antonello's biography
Andrea Antonello was born in 1993 in Castelfranco Veneto, a town in the province of Treviso. She has known this man, now thirty years old, since she was a child the challenge of autism.
Despite the difficulties, Andrea managed to transform these experiences into a strength, becoming co-manager of the social enterprise “The Fairy Children”, founded in 2005 with the aim of raising public awareness on issues such as autism and other disabilities.
The relationship with his father Franco Antonello
Franco Antonello, Andrea's father, is a crucial figure in his son's life. Former entrepreneur in the world of advertising, Franco has chosen to dedicate his life to the cause of autism and to the “Children of the Fairies” association.
Their relationship was immortalized on a three-month trip to motorbike through South America, an experience that solidified their bond and inspired countless other initiatives.
The bestseller and the film “All My Crazy Love”
The father-son journey was the basis for the bestseller “If I hug you don't be afraid”, which has captivated readers globally. The story was then transposed to the big screen in the film “All my crazy love", directed by Gabriele Salvatores in 2019.
Both of these works have had a significant impact on the general public's perception of autism.
The criminal conviction of his brother Alberto
In addition to the challenges related to autism, the Antonello family faced a difficult test when Alberto, Andrea's younger brother, he was sentenced to eight months in prison following a fatal road accident which led to the dramatic death of his girlfriend.
This event, which occurred on Halloween night 2019, left a deep mark on the family's soul.
Participation in Dancing with the Stars in 2023
In 2023, Andrea Antonello once again surprised the Italian public by accepting the invitation to participate in the popular TV show "Dancing with the Stars".
This decision triggered a wave of interest and discussion, not only for his charismatic presence, but also for the potential of raise public awareness of issues such as autism through a mass medium. His participation in the program was enthusiastically followed and added a new chapter to his already fascinating life story.
Unfortunately, despite the majority of favorable opinions, there were some conflicting opinions by some associations dedicated to autism, who reported.
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