My bike is my lifestyle, it gives me freedom of movement and freedom in the soul. However, now I face a new challenge – the 5,000-meter race. I can’t call myself an avid runner. I will be frank. Unfortunately, I will have no opportunity to run 5 kilometers in Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, because that day I will “pedal” at the Veloforum in Vinnitsa city. But I also can’t remain indifferent to the story of Mikhail Bratushkin! Therefore, I sincerely undertake to go to the morning runs here in Zaporizhzhia till the official start of the marathon in Kiev and publish video reports daily. But, in spite of everything, I want you not to forget for a second: the focus of attention is the boy for whom we are looking for a liver donor.
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Charity Fund "Happy child"
The mission of the foundation is effective assistance to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region. Every day, employees and volunteers of the foundation help save someone's life, fulfill someone's dream, or simply let a person know that they remember and care about him.
Children must enjoy childhood, getting knowledge about an environment, they have to dream about the future and have some time to be naughty! Unfortunately this luxury is not accessible for Mykhailo. This boy sees the disturbed parents. He hears an unchild's conversations about the transplantation, how to find donors and where to get money. He sees mother’s eyes red in tears. He understands everything but does not know how to help. When he became 13 he gets this idea he would die. There always were many hospitals, pills and sickly procedures in Mykhailo’s life. Now he understands that he incurably sick but also he will live.
Vovk-Sobina Olga is the founder of the program for helping patients with cystic fibrosis in the Charitable Foundation “Happy Child”, co-founder of the organization “Ukraine without Torture”.
For more than 7 years non-stop I dedicated myself to helping patients with fibrocystic disease of pancreas, and now I can not imagine life without it. MuViki became my meaning of life and the challenge. I have a goal to help the incredible boy Misha by collecting 9,000 hryvnias for medical examination in Belarus.
My name is Eddie Daniels. I live in Montgomery Texas USA. It is a town approximately 40 miles north of Houston Texas. I am an avid runner and plan on doing several runs and compete in triathlons this year and next year. My goal is to compete in the Texas Ironman 2020.
I aim to help the incredible boy Mikhail by raising 20,000 hryvnias for examination in Belarus.
Sport has not become a part of my life, but running, a bicycle and a heavy backpack cause pleasant associations. It is always physically difficult, but in some other part of mine there is a unique pleasure from the feeling of victory over oneself, vivid impressions and goals achieved.
In this project, I have two tasks at once: running a distance to Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon and helping our foundation’s ward, Mikhail Bratushkin, find a donor for a liver transplant.
Three years ago, having withstood all the upheavals, Ilya Titarenko survived. This was the beginning of the boy’s life, each day of which is more like a struggle than happy and carefree childhood. In the achievements of Illia, there is still too much “not”: he does not sit, crawl, walk or speak. But he understands everything, and the whole range of emotions is reflected in Ilyusha’s little face and in brilliant eyes. The preservation of the intellect makes it possible to further develop successfully. Here are just the financial costs of a family where there is a child with special needs, are incommensurable with income. We can give this little man the opportunity to fight for his health, which the disease has so mercilessly stolen!
The death of the eldest child rocked Olga and Igor world. And only the appearance of the long-awaited second son restored them to life. Kostia was born very tiny. He weighed about a kilogram, but he has the character of an athlete. From the first days the baby had to fight, but not for sports medals, but for life! Almost two months on artificial ventilation of the lungs, surgery on the intestinal tract, emergency rescue of vision in Kiev – he passed all this, and what is most important – little Kostia survived. The kid felt that the parents simply couldn’t handle losing their second son.
Kiriusha is a merry boy, who fights for every day of his life. Due to multiple congenital defects (gastrointestinal tract, urinary system) and a sudden stroke his life differs from the life of most of his peers. All Kiriusha’s life is a painstaking everyday fight. Kiriusha, who is just 10 years old, has had more than 20 operations since his birth. What is the most important is that he has not lost his childish immediacy and infinite love for the outside world in his endless fight against a disease.
"My name is Oksana, I'm 35 years old. I am an artist in love with life and music. Now, this is my "spiritual" treatment, which does not allow me to give up at such a difficult time for me. For more than 12 years I have been in the struggle between a disease that has isolated me from the outside world, and the desire to live fully and get at least the slightest life pleasures. In order not to go crazy, I began to develop the talent of the artist. When I paint, I listen to beautiful music and plunge into the wonderful world of fairy tales, fantasy, and creativity. Also, I still dream of future travels. And the worst thing is that my illness prevents me, finally, from feeling the brightest joy in life – the joy of motherhood!".
You can hardly find someone who would doubt if the birth of the twins is incredible happiness! A boy and a girl – is a so desirable and long-awaited gift! The Babich family has waited for this gift for almost 18 years! And a miracle happened! And it does not matter that the family had to leave their home in Stakhanov, the Luhansk Oblast. They found shelter in Zaporizhzhia and the young family was given accommodation. Vanechka and Polinka were born here, in Zaporizhzhia. Unfortunately, Vania has to struggle for living a full life since his birth.