Filip Swiergul was born in Coon Rapids , Minnesota with a rare disease.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta, this disease makes his bones brittle. 
So brittle that in addition to delivery induced fractures x rays revealed that Filip had 26 fractures that had already healed while still in the womb.
His family moved to Rochester when Filip was two years old.
He has had 19 surgeries at Mayo Clinic and has had countless visits to the ER.
He is on pain medicine for the rest of his life and has a by pap machine.
He has round the clock care for his condition.
Filip cannot walk, he uses a wheelchair and had a lift van, which his carecakers use to take him to Dr Appointments, and outtings.
Filips van has broke down, and is not in the best condition.
Our hope is to raise enough money to get Filip a good used lift van.
This is critical for his daily living.
Filip is 26 years and tries to find humor in his medical situation.
After attending a number of open mic shows at Goonies he was approached by a number of performers to give comedy a try.
His first time doing sit down comedy went better than he could have ever imagined.
His day to day life gives him an almost endless amount of material, from absurd events to hilariously honest observations that only he could make.
Filip would appreciate any help achieving his goal.
Thank You for all your help.


  • Shelley Franko
    • $20 
    • 5 yrs


Karrie Nicolaus
Rochester, MN

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