When he was just six months old, doctors realized there was something wrong with the development of this motor skills.


Matt underwent many tests and when the results of the CAT scan came back, the doctors asked his parents to sit down before giving them the devastating news.

Apart from the physical impairments, Mattia’s life expectancy was short. Fulvio, his father, realized then and there that he would never play football with his son, nor bequeath to him his passion for sport. He, as well as his wife, are both physical education teachers, accustomed to an active, healthy lifestyle. However, against all the odds, Mattia grows and, as he grows, reveals an extraordinary vitality and love for life.



When he speaks of his son, Fulvio says "He is like a bumble bee. Or rather, one of those people we call bumblebees here in Turin ... they have small wings and, to all appearances, they cannot fly. Mattia was supposed to be like that. Doctors thought he would never be able to do anything, but he doesn't listen, and he flies... "



Mattia cannot move his limbs. He speaks through his eyes and his smile, and nothing more. However, his father, who owns a large workshop, one day has an idea... for fun, and to try to find some activity he had do with his son and spend more time with him, he attaches brushes to the wheels of Mattia’s wheelchair. Mattia has a very sensitive soul and is especially attracted to painting…



But no one, including Fulvio, could have expected what Mattia, to whom everyone had given little chance, would be able to accomplish - using just his wheelchair and his imagination - such beautiful paintings!

See for yourself:



Mattia Luparia is Italian. And going on a wheelchair that is his brush. His chair, sliding, allows you to make colorful designs and beautiful forms as it passes over the painting. His father, Fulvio, prestigious designer fashion brands, the result was surprised when I wanted to try this form of artistic expression. Mattia is known, and successfully exhibits and sells original artwork.



The percentage of people with special needs working in our country is very low. And much of it is surely label the disabled or handicapped who are put incorrectly. This creates a false view of their abilities, have more difficulty being hired to work and some consider children when adults boys and girls. Even the law of social integration of the disabled (LISMI), do not use an inclusive terminology. Instead of speaking of people like we are all talking and all- disabled. I wonder if disabled means less valid, about who are less valid?

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