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First fitness prosthesis in 2017 is presented in Sumy to the participant of “Winners” project

March 14, 2017
Reconnaissance man Oleksandr Babchenko, wounded in the ATO zone, received an artificial limb
First fitness prosthesis in 2017 is presented in Sumy to the participant of “Winners” project

Recently, a presentation of the renewed project “Winners” took place in Sumy for the first time ever in Ukraine.

The curator of the project, volunteer, anchorwoman of TSN news on TV channel “1 1” Solomiyia Vitvitska opened the exposition. Sumy inhabitants were the first to see photographs of the project’s new participants– ATO veterans Vadym Maznychenko, Serhii Romanovskyi and Vadym Svyrydenko, who lost parts of bodies during combat actions but did not lose moral courage.

The charitable initiative, which will help Oleksandr Babchenko to develop in sports, came as real surprise to ATO veteran – reconnaissance man.

Oleksandr received a certificate for a fitness prosthesis from the project’s benefactor. An artificial hip for cross-fit trainings has already been paid for and will be set in place in Kharkiv. So, in the nearest future, he will be able to train and to demonstrate new sport achievements.

“Our aim – is to change public opinion regarding attitudes towards people with physical disabilities, to teach Ukrainians to perceive people with prostheses or in wheel chairs as equals. In the course of the project, we will show infinite possibilities of such people. We will prove that they are strong and handsome, in addition to inspiring others to never give up”, – curator of the project Solomiyia Vitvitska noted.

“Winners” exhibition will last until March 26, 2017, in Sumy town. Entrance is free of charge.

The organizers of the exhibition inform that on April 19, 2017, a large-scale presentation of the project’s sequel (with 15 new participants) will be held in NSC “Olimpiiskyi” in Kyiv.

The organizers of event invite all to join a charitable 2-kilometer race “Winners” in Kyiv on April 9, 2017. You can register here.

The race is an attempt to express gratitude to our warriors for their deeds, to support disabled veterans as well as to help Oleksii Avanesian to purchase a fitness prosthesis.