I am really uncomfortable to ask for donations and have never thought that I would be in such situation where the only way for me to be healthy, truly enjoy life and have a chance to change the world for the better is to rely on human kindness and compassion. But here I am sharing with you my health problems and asking you for something I never thought I would have to.
I do not like a lot of famous football players because I can't understand just one single fact about them. They got everything to make the world a better place, to help people around the world and make their lives happier but instead they waste all their money on their ego's satisfaction and some stupid things. I am not telling about everybody but a majority of them. That is not right and I believe that one day I will have a chance to show that it's wrong. I believe that the best gift you can make for yourself is to help other people.
I have been playing football since 7 and dedicating myself to this sport for 15 years. I graduated from one of the top football academies in Russia, played for youth Russia national team U-19 and won a lot of talent shows including Nike MostWanted, Nike K11. Although I made some big achievements during youth I can say for sure that I have never played even close to my full potential. At the age of 18 when usually players sign their first pro contracts and I had a lot of offers to start my career I got the knee injury (partial tear of collateral ligament). I came back 6 mons later and managed to make a national team U-19. A couple month later I got an offer from FC Granada to come for a trial an I was ready to go but during the last match in 3rd russian division one guy just jumped with his two legs into my knee. I got an ACL tear and had my surgery. I managed to come back to trainings only 9 month later. Again I quickly could get myself fit and won football national showcase in Russia, I started to get offers and later signed my first professional contract in Macedonia Premier League. Everything was great until I started to fill pain in my groin area every time I run or kick the ball. The contract with the club expired and they refused to extend it and spend money on my treatment. So I did not get down and started to look for treatment by my own. I went through all the best clinics in Russia, through a lot of rehab programs and physiotherapy, nobody could help me. Unfortunately I have to admit that everything is corrupt here and doctors just want to get your money not to help you. Moreover I was diagnosed with different diagnosis in different places and now even do not know exactly what my injury in groin area is.
So 7 mons of treatments and no result I am complete despair and start to think that this is it. I can not do any sport activity now because of the pain. Only one option is left for me is to go for treatment to Villa Stuart in Italy (it's the best sport clinic in Europe among football players accredited by FIFA) but it's gonna cost a lot of money that I am not currently able to pay. I already have their invitation to come for a consultation and the whole trip is gonna cost me about 1,500 euros. I am hardly able to pay a half that amount. I am expressing myself honestly here so you could better understand me as a person. I am a middle class man working as marketing junior manager while I am injured. Thanks to my parents that I graduated with Honors from school and because of that can have my job. They educated me to work hard and be consistent, told me it will pay you back and this is the secret I believe, the secret that already worked for me. So I can make myself a living but my current job is not who I am and am not feeling alive without any sports. So in Humanity I Trust and hope that one day I will thank you all back in they way you would never expect.