stronger for life
a documentary of Ilaria's journey with cancer
From the initial diagnosis, Ilaria felt the obligation and potentially life-saving impact of sharing her story – her fight with breast cancer.
About the Documentary
Faced with a shocking diagnosis of breast cancer, Ilaria Montagnani had to put her philosophy that “exercise makes you stronger for life” to the test as never before. For an athlete such as Ilaria, whose identity and livelihood rely on her physical abilities, it was life-threatening as it jeopardized her ability to work, her passion, and her motivation in life. Since she was first diagnosed, Ilaria felt an obligation and recognized the value and potentially life-saving impact of sharing her story.
Stronger for Life® documents Ilaria’s fight against this disease and how she embodies her philosophy that a disciplined commitment to strengthening our bodies fortifies our hearts, our minds, and our spirits, too; one that reminds us that while life can be hard, we can be strong. With this film, we aim to give inspiration to those suffering from cancer and their families and to give everyone the motivation to keep fighting despite the challenges we face in life.
We hope that what you see in this film – the ups and the downs – will inspire you and others to take care of your health, that it is okay to be vulnerable, and know that there is strength in that. More importantly, we want to encourage everyone to continue training to keep themselves strong and healthy, listen to their bodies, and check in with their doctors because education and early cancer detection could save your life.