Death of a pioneer – FIMITIC Board member Monica Antoci, Romania, has passed away

Bonn, Germany, September 2, 2006

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Monica Antoci,
- President of the Romanian member association AHNR (Association for the
Neuromotor Handicapped of Romania),
- President of the Romanian Disability Council and
- FIMITIC Board member
during a short stay in hospital due to a sudden brain haemorrhage died last Saturday, September 2, 2006, in Arad.
The funeral will take place in Arad on Thursday.

The FIMITIC Board extends its most sincere condolences to Monica Antoci´ s family and the leaders and members of the Romanian member association. The sudden loss of our colleague and friend is devastating.

Since her death was announced tributes have been paid already by many of the people who knew her or admired her work.

Monica Antoci was 61 years old. She is survived by her husband Dan and two sons, Alexander and Manuel.

Monica Antoci was a great personality and exemplary character at the forefront of the fight to improve the life of disabled people in Romania. She was not only a valuable leader to AHNR but a cherished cooperative colleague and friend cross borders, servant with knowledge and expertise. She provided tremendous energy to the community confronted with challenges of the increased awareness transforming the society. She talked to the decision-makers, but knew herself as mother of of her son Alexander with a severe physical disability very well about the everyday life of people with disability.

Monica is an inspiration and role model.

We lost a great woman and a devoted fighter for the human rights of disabled people.

May you rest in peace, Monica!

We promise that we will keep fighting and what we want to say:
Thank you very much, dear Monica!

We will remember you!

Condolences can be sent to the AHNR Secretariat

read here the CV of Monica Antoci and more about her work, skills and professional experience as well as results of her work