Born and raised in Naples, Simon lived a normal life. Like any other kid he had his own interests and hobbies. He was the 2nd child of his parents, his brother being named Tito. His parents worked government positions, his mother being a Italian Ambassador for the United States; while his father was a well-known human rights activist. Due to his mother being from the United States, he knew how to speak English fluently with an almost un-noticeable accent. Simon often had to learn abroad as his father would take him on his campaign trips around the world. When his father heard about the disappearances of the witnesses of Kamensk, he organised a rally at the town of Elektrozavodsk on July 12th. On July 9th, Simon and his father took a boat up to Elektro. When the time came for the rally, mass immigration of refugees took over the coasts of Elektro. His father decided to use his resources to create a refugee camp for those who were affected. When the boats were preparing for a mass exodus, Simon and his father stayed and tried to help more refugees. When Simon's mother heard of the news she wanted her husband and son to return to Naples. But Simon's father declined and told her that he dedicated his whole life to helping others. But as time continued the crisis worsened. When the infected started to overrun those left in Elektro Simon lost his father to the infection. Simon joined a small group of refugees where he became a nomad, travelling from city to city; seeing whats left of civilization. He and his group managed to get by the winter, with some stores having preserved food he never had to worry about hunting. But the following winter was catastrophic on his group. Having to eat bark off trees to stay alive, finding food become a lifeline. The sub zero temperatures was hard on his group, and with constant snowstorms and blizzards. Many of his friends died to hypothermia, he managed to get through winter with one foot in the grave. When spring came along he felt tired of constantly moving around, worrying about if the next meals is his last. He set his sights on rebuilding society and helping people like what his father wanted to do.