For a person who can see it is hard to imagine how it is possible to live in the world which is totally dark. When we get into the darkroom we immediately feel lost and becoming helpless. But at any moment we can go to the light. But there are people, who are terribly challenged by nature every day, every minute. Meet one of them. His name is Misha.
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.
"To understand how the child lives without sight I did experiment. I challenged myself for 24 hours to live with eyes shut. Turned out that my world is full of corners, wardrobes, uncomfortable items, surfaces. I could not eat – food was either salty or too sweet, by the end of the fifth hour I could only drink milk and water. Turned out I have nothing to do! Books, PC, TV, painting became inaccessible for me.
"Let's go home as soon as possible!", shouted Ania and ran out of the gates of the kindergarten. Diana cleans her hands from the sand and started to run after her sister. Suddenly she couldn’t breathe, felt dizziness and the small restless bird started to kick in the chest. She sits down, trying to catch the air. This is how her heart disease started to show itself.
"Hi! It's me again – the charming princess Nastia! I am so happy to see you again, my dear helpers! Due to your assistance, I got to the magicians who gave me part of the spell. And the wickedness is losing its power and my legs are getting stronger! I can even stand by myself and start to walk. It's such an incredible feeling! Will I indeed will be able to dance! But, for this, I need to collect all the pieces of the spell and read them together. And I need your help again! I believe that my fairy tale is good and the most wonderful dance is waiting for me. My first dance will be for you!".
The disease appears despite gender, age and life circumstances. It comes when nobody is waiting and not always hurries to leave. It is especially sad when you are so small and disease takes away fun and holidays, birthdays, childhood. All the efforts are put into fighting with the disease and family doesn't think about presents for a birthday. In the best case, the mother will bake a cake. In the worst case – nobody will remind about the birthday. It should not be like this!
"I was trying to understand my child, from the early morning I was blindfolded and tried to do the usual housekeeping work, it was very hard, the feeling of helplessness and loss of space did not leave me, I did not stand for long, but I knew that when I will take the bandage off from my eyes. I will see the world and I would give everything to remove this bandage from the eyes of my child", sighs mother of Grygorii and strokes the hair of her son.
– Christ is risen!
– Truly risen!
The Bright Resurrection of Christ, Easter, the greatest holiday for all Orthodox Christians. In the preparatory period, Orthodox Christians pray intensely, fast, confess, receive communion, engage in charity. And on the night of resurrection, they pack Easter basket and go to church to hear the blessings.
We, the team of the "Everybody Can" Foundation team, take part in the Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2018 for the sake of children with disabilities. Our foundation is taking care of children affected by war. They are from families of displaced persons or live in the "gray zone". Nine of our children are at the age of 4 to 14 and have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
"I started to run two years ago. And even first 500 meters were hard for me. Turned out I am not one of those super-humans, who can run long distances right from the start. I had to overcome myself, to learn how to breathe, to cope with pain in order to run my so much desired first 5 kilometers. Last autumn I ran my first half-marathon. Not everyone can fight with the circumstances by himself. So this year I run my first charitable race - Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2018 - to support the project of the Charitable Foundation "Everybody Can".
"My name is Olia. I am an architect. Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2018 – is my first half-marathon. I am very happy that I, my friends and colleagues can help children to become healthier and happier. I will be very grateful to everyone who supports me and help…".