Help Ivan live normal life!

Asking you for HELP (for Ivan Bondarenko)! He urgently needs $22,000  for a surgery at the beginning of December 2018.

The situation is really critical. Ivan has a CEREBRAL PALSY, he is in a WHEELCHAIR. He has only one parent, his mother, who can't find these funds urgently. Ivan's surgery was initially scheduled for October 2018, however, due to the lack of funding, it was pushed out to December of 2018.

Ivan and his mother live now in the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine. The war and chaos in the east of Ukraine forced them to leave their native city Donetsk and move. They are renting a very small flat at the moment, and make ends meet.

Ivan tries really hard to be an optimist. He is a bright young scientist who is working on many projects, including the green energy solutions, writing books and articles for various magazines and is currently finishing his thesis. He really deserves the new pump!

A few years ago even the simplest things that we do automatically were unbearably HARD for Ivan. However, a special implanted PUMP allowed Ivan to serve himself in everyday life. He started to have hopes that a normal life is possible even if you can’t walk and most of the time you're in a wheelchair. For pump description and more detailed information please follow the following link: 

Ivan REALLY needs a NEW PUMP. If the new pump isn’t installed in time, all the progress, all that Ivan has learned to do by himself, may "roll back" to the time of 7 years ago.  It means a real disaster for Ivan! I really want to help him live a better, normal life. 

Asking everyone to HELP Ivan Bondarenko. This is a BRIGHT PERSON who deserves our HELP! 

Ivan's mom can provide all the official documents from the hospital which is ready to perform this medical operation in October (as well as all necessary papers)

Ivan’s friend phone                        +38 096 356 52 52 (Slava Petranovskiy, Kyiv, Ukraine, speaks English)

Ivan Bondarenko                             +38 066 041 30 80 (Kharkiv, Ukraine, speaks Ukrainian, Russian & a bit of English)

Irina Bondarenko (mom)              +38 095 121 48 54 (Kharkiv, Ukraine, speaks Ukrainian & Russian only)

I'm collecting funds on behalf of Ivan's family. I  will be transferring funds received for this campaign from GoFundMe onto Ivan Bondarenko's family's account.
  • Inna Kuperstock 
    • $20 
    • 34 mos
  • Alyona Matviyenko 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Doran Investments 
    • $150 
    • 35 mos
  • Dmytro Galat 
    • $15 
    • 35 mos
  • Olena Kuznetsova 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
See all


Olga Leonova 
Calgary, AB
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more