Mario Contarino was born in Rome in 1984. The man (who is a stranger to me) was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was 5 years old.
In 2000, at 16. He joined a pop-rock band named ‘Ladri di Carrozzelle’ as the drummer. He stayed in the band till the summer of 2006. In those six years they played all over the country, reaching the number of 600 concerts in Italy, taking parts in many important events and TV shows.