A teenager from the Sumy region, whose leg was crushed by a Russian tank, was sent to the United States for treatment, where he amazed doctors. This was reported by the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska in her Telegram channel.
Ivan flew to the Peter Harsch Prosthetics clinic in San Diego, California for prosthetics. Zelenskaya noted that the doctors of the clinic talk about the teenager with delight. Like, they have never had such a patient before.
«The progress that after prosthetics for others in a few weeks, the Ukrainian guy, thanks to his perseverance, received in three days. I already wrote about Ivan: his leg was smashed by a Russian tank in the occupied Sumy region», — clarified the first lady.
She added that they managed to send the guy for prosthetics to the USA together with the Ukrainian Embassy in the USA and Ukraine House.
« new friends! Look at the video for yourself: this is Ivan just two days after he received the prosthesis», Zelenskaya emphasized.
According to her, Ivan is a real star in the USA. 5 stories have already been filmed about a Ukrainian teenager who climbs the stairs on the 6th day after prosthetics. American journalists call him nothing less than a hero, admiring his stubbornness and fortitude – the same as all Ukrainians.
«I am grateful to the Ukrainian community, which constantly takes care of Ivan in California: it is important that the guy is surrounded by friends at such a difficult and at the same time happy moment. And, of course, I am grateful to the doctors of the clinic, who did an incredible thing for Ivan,” the first lady added.
Zelenskaya summed up that they also supported the launch of her charitable foundation. She looks forward to receiving lots of good news about unbroken Ukrainians from California.
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