Running so that kids will also be able to run. With his own project #jensrennt endurance runner and DIAKOVERE employee Jens Wackerhagen is raising donations, so that kids from crisis areas all over the world can be operated. Please help - and make the miracle of being able to run possible for one child.
From January 11th to January 20th, 2020, Jens has been taking a very special challenge - again: Montane Spine Race, more than kilometers from England to Scotland. He did it - in spite of heavy rains, mud, hail and against the storm
More kids are waiting for life changing surgery.
Jens in German television Sat.1 Regional (January, 13th, 2020, from minute 17:20 on)
Jens in German television Sat.1 Regional (March, 29th, 2019)
Jens in German television RTL Nord (March, 9th, 2018)
Jens Wackerhagen is an OP employee at DIAKOVERE Henriettenstift in Hanover, Germany. His own son is eight years old. He was just working in OP when some years ago children from Syria were brought in with shrapnel injuries. As his hobby is endurance racing, Jens had the idea for his project #jensrennt: "I just wanted to do something myself to help kids from crisis regions of the world."
With the donations Jens collected so far with his races and some support of DIAKOVERE Lukas Fonds already 15 children had been helped. And the number of kids shall increase!
In 2019, Rodger, eight years, from Uganda, was operated in DIAKOVERE Annastift hospital. Rodger has been born without fibula, so shin and hock were highly deformatet. The Operation set this.in a few years, when he will have stopped growing, his leg will be extendet.
Shortly before, Domingos, nine, from Angola, was treated in DIAKOVERE Annastift hospital. He had been born with feet deformity, so called klumpet feet, which could not be treaded properly in their motherland. About two in 1,000 children are born with klumpet feet - also in Europe. But children born with this deformity here will be treated shortly after birth. Until they learn to walk, the treatment is completed. Untreated klumpet feet like Laurindo's are extremely rare to see for the Orthopedists in Annastift hospital.
Unfortunately those surgeries are expensive. Cost - about 15,000 € for each child - are covered by DIAKOVERE Lukas Fonds with donations. Donations will be exklusively used by DIAKOVERE Lukas Fonds. They enable us to get surgery for children from war and crisis regions in DIAKOVERE Annastift hospital. Please help! Every Euro is counting!
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