Gianna was an Italian doctor and mother. She loved her husband very much, but he had to travel a lot for work. When he was away they often wrote letters when they could not talk on the telephone. She was honest about what was hard but was never bitter or angry. When she was pregnant with her fourth child, the doctors told her she needed surgery to save her life. She waited as long as she could and then chose the surgery that would be safest for her unborn child. The sacrifice she made for her baby cost Gianna her life.

DATES: 1922-1962
FEAST: April 28
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