Today on the operating table lies little Annie. Her blue eyes are firmly closed, the anesthetic has taken effect. The doctors' attention is fixed on the read-out of the monitor, it shows her vitals. Her young life is completely is the doctor's hands. The monitor flickers, it is old and prone to failure, another complication, one that could prove fatal… Will it give out now? Thirty years is a long service and it has done that and more. It will fail, only a matter of time… it is only one they have still working in the re-animation ward of this children’s Hospital. Little Annie is only the first patient for today, there are many others.
ICF "Everybody Сan"Київ, вул. Біломорська, 1а
The mission – improving the lives of the most socially vulnerable segments of the population through their decisive action and popularization of the idea of volunteering and charity.
The main activities:
- assistance to victims of hostilities in eastern Ukraine;
- development of the health sector.
Ruslan was born as a real strong man: almost a five-kilogram, healthy, strong baby. The happiness of the family was limitless. But not for long... In the maternity hospital, strange bubbles began to appear on the skin of the newborn. Doctors explained this as a henchman, and they hurried to discharge the kid home. At home, the bubbles began to burst, exposing the bloody patches on the tender skin of the baby, the child began to choke. Ruslan was urgently hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the infection ward.
My name is Denis Shepotinnik. I am twenty seven years old. I am event-host, film actor and stage director.
I am running for a year. The reason was very simple – I wanted to make my childhood dream to come true and run a marathon! After a month of torment I fell in love with this sport and now it is a part of my life.
I was very happy when I learned that with the help of running I can help children in their difficult situation and on April 7 I will run my first official half-marathon and plan to collect 10,000 hryvnias for children with cerebral palsy.
My name is Yevgen Druzhynin. I am co-owner of the law company KDK Partners and love sport. I like to set new goals and achieve results.
I want that children with special needs also will have the opportunity to implement their dreams and I will try to support them by taking part in my first charity run together with the Everybody Can Foundation. This year I will run 10 kilometers in Kyiv Half Marathon 2019 to help children with cerebral palsy.
My name is Anton Stremovsky. I work as a programmer and have been fond of running for several years. I already have participated in two half-marathon, several “10km” and many-many “fives”.
This time, by running I decided to help children. I had the idea of taking part in a charity half marathon for a long time. And with the help of the Everybody Can Foundation, it will come true. This year, I will run 21 km in Kyiv Half Marathon 2019 to help children with cerebral palsy.
Probably, there is nothing more pleasant for a child than waiting for the own Birthday. Bright colors, bright emotions, bright impressions, and, of course, presents – this is how such a day should look like – unforgettable! Even if the child has special needs!
At first glance, Maxym is no different from his peers. He is a cheerful, active child who is interested in everything in the world, he is riding a bike, scooter, does roller skating. The trouble is that the boy sees nothing. When Maxim was only a few months old, mom began to notice that he was not reaching for toys, he was behaving differently than other children, but she could not even imagine that her son sees nothing. He has a terrible diagnosis with retinoblastoma (cancer of the retina of both eyes).
"Have I ever heard about this disease before? No… until my youngest daughter Polina was six months old. It was then when the diagnosis – spinal muscular amyotrophy – sounded like a verdict". Now Polina's mom knows everything about this insidious diagnosis. He knows that SMA is a rare disease. In Ukraine today live about 200 children and adults with SMA. She knows that every 40th inhabitant of the planet is a healthy carrier of spinal muscular amyotrophy, most often, not even aware of the existence of such disease, and especially what to do if it manifests itself.
My name is Camilla Gaeva. I am a student, volunteer and a traveller for life. I study project management. Sometimes it’s difficult to youth to decide on, I defiantly want to help. Zaporizhstal half marathon will be my 4th half marathon and first the charitable one.
My name is Shumeyko Kateryna. I have a degree as a lawyer, I am 29 years old. Running is one of my hobbies. I have already run a cjuple of half marathons and I manage The run club in Kyiv. This year I decided to run my first charity half marathon.
I run distance in WizzAir Kyiv City Marathon 2018 to help children with cerebral palsy.