Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 90: Donate toward Igors new shoes

We've all heard of him, but maybe you haven't yet.

"Igor Vovkivinskiy is a big man with a big heart. A very big heart. It’s literally twice as big as the average person’s."

"From the perspective of most people, Vovkivinskiy is a giant. At 7-foot-8.33 inches tall, he’s the tallest man in the United States, and he’s been dealing with a colossal problem: He can’t find shoes that fit."
Vovkivinskiy moved to Rochester, Minn., from Kiev, Ukraine in 1989 at age 6. His mother was desperate to find medical care for her son, who already towered above her at 6 feet tall at the time. She made sure he was situated near the Mayo Clinic, where surgeons tried to remove a tumor in his pituitary gland that was overwhelming his body with growth hormones.
 The National Geographic Channel reported that the tumor was too deeply embedded to be removed entirely, so Vovkivinskiy kept growing, and growing, and growing.
I love that so many people have helped Igor. And even though Reebok has stepped forward and said they would cover the cost - people are STILL donating! Yes, yes yes!!!

Cheers Igor! To some comfort towards your feet soon <3 And much more!


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