My name is Sarah Provirose. I was named after my two grandmothers when my parents took their names, shortened them and put them together. My grandmother’s name was Providenzia and my nonna’s name was Rosalba. From there, the name “Provirose” was born. To be honest, I’ve always been hesitant to share my middle name with others because it’s not an actual name and I was embarrassed by that. It wasn’t until I realized that it doesn’t matter what the name is, but what it symbolizes. It took me almost 22 years to finally recognize that I was named after two extremely strong women who overcame so much in their lives. I’m so grateful to carry on the legacy of my amazing grandmothers who watch over me every single day.