16 years old, Mariupol.

Artem played for the Mariupol youth soccer club, and he wanted to be a professional soccer player.

Artem’s dream was to dedicate his life to soccer. On March 2nd, 2022, he went to the local field to play a scrimmage match with his friends. While they were warming up, a Russian drone dropped a grenade on the field. Artem’s best friend Ilya, a boy of 15, was killed. Artem and another boy were severely injured. As a result of the injuries, Artem’s left leg was amputated above the knee, and his right leg is paralyzed. Artem’s dream is now to be able to walk again.

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Protez Foundation3510 Hopkins Pl, W130DOakdale, MN 55128United States of America