October 2, 2016. Commemorating the World Heart Day the Charity Running Race (the general sponsor of the race -TM “Pananginum”) under the auspices of the Athletics Federation of Kiev was organized by the “First Ukrainian school of natural run», the main purpose of the event was to help Ludmila Filyarenko, which urgently needs a heart transplant. Proceeds from the race will be used to purchase a mechanical heart that will allow Lyudmila to wait for a donor.
Race was purported to not only help financially and morally to Lyudmila, but also to draw public attention to the problem of heart disease in Ukraine and to set the standard of active lifestyle as the primary method of prevention.
Lovely sunny day and happy participants, many of whom came from different parts of Ukraine, created an unforgettable and festive holiday atmosphere of health and life. The event was attended by the General Director of the Heart Institute, cardiac surgeon Boris Todurov, who urged everyone to join the support of Lyudmila.
The surgery of implantation of a mechanical heart to Lyudmila Filyarenko under the leadership of Boris Todurov is planned for October 16, 2016. It will be the second in Ukraine surgery of implantation of mechanical heart (the first took place in the Heart Institute on July 12, 2016). We all hope for successful surgery and wish Lyudmila good health!