More from Aleteia

Not Prepared to Donate?

Here are 5 ways you can still help Aleteia:

  1. Pray for our team and the success of our mission
  2. Talk about Aleteia in your parish
  3. Share Aleteia content with friends and family
  4. Turn off your ad blockers when you visit
  5. Subscribe to our free newsletter and read us daily
Thank you!
Team Aleteia

Subscribe

Aleteia

Listen to this woman with cerebral palsy stun the crowd with her angelic voice (VIDEO)

Share

The video of this woman's singing has gone viral.

It’s time you met Alfina Fresta. Born in Italy, Fresta performs as an opera singer through the Neon Cultural Association, an organization that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to perform alongside non-disabled performers. At 110 pounds, standing only with the help of the woman behind her, Fresta seems unassuming, but as soon as she opens her mouth to sing, she is a force to be reckoned with.

In an interview with Citta Nuova, her mother said her daughter has the “strength of a warrior” after enduring multiple surgeries, all of which proved unsuccessful in relieving the symptoms of her cerebral palsy. But Fresta told her mother that it’s more important that they “focus on the future”.

“I only did what I do best and that makes me happier,”Fresta says. The video of her latest performance unexpectedly went viral, garnering 60 million views on social media. The president of the Neon Cultural Association, Stefania Licciardello, physically supports Fresta during each of her performances, ensuring that she remains standing and comfortable.

Her performances are sure to challenge the way we think about life with a disability. Watch the video above to see her performance.

Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.
Aleteia offers you this space to comment on articles. This space should always reflect Aleteia values.
[See Comment Policy]
Readers like you contribute to Aleteia's Mission.

Since our inception in 2012, Aleteia’s readership has grown rapidly worldwide. Our team is committed to a mission of providing articles that enrich, inspire and inform a Catholic life. That's why we want our articles to be freely accessible to everyone, but we need your help to do that. Quality journalism has a cost (more than selling ads on Aleteia can cover). That's why readers like you make a major difference by donating as little as $3 a month.