Beneficiaries

Piotr Andysz

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 62-year-old man from Łódź, who for many years struggled with venous thrombosis and in 2011 had his leg amputated at thigh level. Before the disease, he led a very active lifestyle, for 13 years he was a competitive tennis player. It was therefore difficult for him to come to terms with his new situation. In 2014 he received his first prosthesis, which however wore out years later, so he needs a new, functioning leg. The prosthesis is necessary so that he can still work professionally (he is an administrative employee of one of the companies in Łódź). It will also help him realise his greatest dream of standing on a court again and playing with his beloved granddaughter.

Dominika Nowak

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 37-year-old woman from Łódź who fulfils her daily role as mum to a 17-year-old daughter. In 2020 she was diagnosed with Buerger's disease, as a result of which she had her leg amputated at thigh height. After the operation, she was not able to perform the simplest tasks by herself or even to get to her flat located on the fourth floor of a tenement house. Before the disease she was an energetic and professionally active woman who loved to travel. Her dream was to open a multi-branch shop, but the costs of treatment consumed all her savings. In 2021. Dominika received a rehabilitation holiday from us. Now we will help her to subsidise an expensive prosthesis so that she can return to her dream of having her own shop and take the longed-for walks.

Zdzisław Muszański

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 52-year-old man from the Lublin voivodeship who lost his leg 20 years ago as a result of an unfortunate traffic accident. He is very involved in the affairs of the local community, acting as a representative for people with disabilities. In addition, he organises fairs, markets, exhibitions and harvest festivals. He has received several honorary titles and medals for his pro-social attitude and activities. Up to now, all the years after his amputation, he has been moving around on crutches. Now, because of the overloading pains in his other leg and in his spine, he has had to think about buying a prosthesis. He believes that the prosthesis will allow him to become more active and to take up gardening, fishing and making furniture from steel and wood, which he loves. In order to enable him to pursue his passions, we will subsidise his prosthetic leg and a rehabilitation stay with gait training to make the support as comprehensive as possible.

Sławomir Szczupacki

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 41-year-old man from the Lesser Poland voivodeship, father and husband. At the age of 9 he lost his leg at thigh level in a traffic accident. He managed to adapt quickly to the new situation and participate in games with his peers, e.g. playing football on crutches. As an adult, his dream was to help other amputees, so for several years he has been involved in rehabilitation, learning to gait and supporting amputees in returning to independence. In his free time he does amateur sports activities of various kinds, he took part, among others, in the previous editions of the Poland Business Run. To be able to continue being an active father and engage in helping others, he needed support to purchase a new prosthetic leg. He will receive it thanks to the runners of the Poland Business Run 2022.

Marcin Rudziński

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 65-year-old man from the Mazowieckie voivodeship who in July 2021 had his leg amputated above the knee as a result of complications with his diabetic foot. His dream is to return to professional life and continue his artistic activity in the form of participation in concerts, theatre performances and films. Thanks to the support of the Poland Business Run Foundation, he took part in a specialist rehabilitation camp to learn how to walk on a prosthesis.

Danuta Klita

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 66-year-old woman from Lesser Poland after having her leg amputated at thigh level due to diabetic foot. Disability has been with her for years, as she has been struggling with degeneration of the spine and knee and hip joints since 2002. Currently she has a prosthesis, but she had to learn to walk in it. The support from the Poland Business Run Foundation has enabled her to participate in a specialist rehabilitation camp and learn how to walk on a prosthesis. Danuta believes that thanks to this she will be able to fulfil her dreams of functioning normally at home and going for a walk independently.

Jerzy Łabęcki

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

Senior citizen of Krakow, former professional alpinist who has climbed many mountain trails in the Alps, Dolomites, Caucasus, Andes, Karakorum and Himalayas. In his youth, he was a co-founder of the "Kaskaders" climbing group. Due to atherosclerosis, his left leg was amputated above the knee in February 2019. Thanks to a donation and the help of many people, he has a modern prosthesis. To be able to return to his beloved mountains, he needed further rehabilitation combined with learning to walk on a prosthesis. In previous years, he received it from us. Thanks to the exercises, Mr Jerzy's physical fitness is steadily improving. Currently, however, there is a need to replace the prosthesis funnel. The beneficiary's dream is to return to the mountains and climb the peak with the prosthesis.

Ryszard Dawid

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 77-year-old man from Tyniec Mały near Wroclaw after a leg amputation at thigh level, which he underwent in 2020. At the moment it is a problem for him to move around in a prosthesis. A rehabilitation course with gait training is supposed to help him function and move around and make everyday life easier.

Agata Wiklik-Szczeblewska

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

The 43-year-old from Siechnice, near Wroclaw, has suffered from two different cancers and has undergone oncological treatment twice. As a result of breast cancer, in 2020 she underwent a radical mastectomy and the removal of 20 lymph nodes, as a result of which she suffers from pain and a limited range of movement of her right arm. Thanks to the runners, she will receive a rehabilitation camp and psychological support to improve her daily comfort by eliminating pain in her shoulder, shoulder blade and, as a result, better sleeping nights. She wants to have the strength and energy to support people in a similar situation - she runs the fanpage Kolorowe Raki and the portal Onkobaza.pl. She also wants to be an active mother of her two sons.

Lech Stoltman

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 37-year-old man from Chojnice who has been in a wheelchair for 20 years as a result of a motorbike accident. Strength sports are his passion. For 10 years he has been successfully training shot put. He won 2 Paralympic bronze medals in this field in Tokyo and in Rio de Janeiro. For many years he has been an active competitor of the START sports club in Gorzów and a member of the National Team. The new wheelchair will help him further fulfil his sporting dreams, including the most important one - starting at the Paralympic Games in Paris.

Paweł Zoszak

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

The 26-year-old from Sanok suffered a traffic accident in 2018 which resulted in his leg being amputated at thigh level. In 2019, he joined the Paravolley Sillesia Katowice Sports Club and started to regularly train sitting volleyball. He participated in the Polish Championships in Szczecin, Elbląg and Wrocław. Unfortunately, due to a long distance from his place of residence to Katowice (about 300 km) he had to stop practising sport. Paweł focused on his professional work - he works for one of the companies producing active wheelchairs. The new prosthesis will enable him to return to physical activity. His dream is to go for walks in the forest with his son, whom he would like to teach love and respect for nature and animals.

Barbara Ptasznik

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 62-year-old woman from the Lesser Poland voivodeship who underwent a leg amputation in June 2021. At the end of 2021, she received a specialist rehabilitation camp to prepare her for a prosthesis. Mrs Barbara would like to return to normal daily functioning. Thanks to the prosthesis she will be able to perform household chores independently, overcome stairs and other obstacles while walking and shopping.

Bożena Dębska-Szpak

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 45-year-old woman from Faściszowa in the Lesser Poland voivodeship. A happily married woman and mother of 3 children: 2 daughters aged 16 and 12 and a 5-year-old son. For 23 years she has worked as an accountant. She is also a member of SPON BEZ BARIER in Zakliczyn. Since 2020, she has been struggling with cancer. She has had one year of radical oncological treatment. She is currently undergoing follow-up treatment and medical rehabilitation. She continues to work professionally. She dreams of health, family happiness and spending free time together with her family. She loves outdoor activities, Polish music and animals. In the photo she is with her family pet - Astra. She hopes that the rehabilitation she will receive will help her to stay active at work and in sport.

Ewa Bruszewska

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 45-year-old woman from Białystok who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 44. As a result of the disease she underwent a mastectomy with simultaneous reconstruction and lymphadenectomy. Wife, mother of two school-age children. She loves nature and going for walks. Supports people with oncological diseases, works in an association for women with oncological diseases. She has now returned to work after a long break from treatment. The lack of lymph nodes and the effects of treatment make it difficult to function normally, and returning to a "desk job" intensifies the effect. In order to function without pain and swelling and to enjoy life, rehabilitation is necessary - regular massages of the operated side, the so-called lymphatic drainage. This will be possible thanks to the runners of the Poland Business Run.

Grzegorz Kopiniak

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 45-year-old man from Wieliczka. He has been moving on prosthetic legs for 10 years. Before the amputation took place, doctors had been looking for the cause of Grzegorz's pain for a long time, which intensified his suffering. The final diagnosis was a genetic disease - autonomic-sensory polyneuropathy. Despite the lack of two lower legs, Grzegorz is very active - driving is not a problem for him, he moves around quite fluently, he takes his family hiking in the mountains. It gives him a lot of joy. With his new prosthesis, he plans to replace his stationary bike with a normal one and continue his mountain expeditions.

Bogusława Marczak

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

70-year-old woman from Zielona Góra. After being struck on her left breast, she grew a tumour. Tests showed lobular infiltrating carcinoma. Chemotherapy was administered. It was necessary to amputate the breast. As a result of the mastectomy, her left arm is not fully functional. She needs rehabilitation, which is possible thanks to the runners of the Poland Business Run. Bogusława loves growing flowers and vegetables on her allotment and hiking in the mountains. She hopes that after rehabilitation she will be able to return to her passions.

Bogdan Grabiński

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 60-year-old man from Częstochowa. He lost his left arm due to an accident at work, his right arm was saved, but it is not fully functional. However, despite difficult experiences, Mr Bogdan tries to look into the future with optimism. He dreams of travelling around Poland. The new prosthesis will enable him to perform everyday tasks, such as driving or shopping, but it will also help him fulfil his dreams of travelling.

Bartosz Truściński

Beneficiary of Poland Business Run 2022

A 31-year-old man from the Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship. His leg was amputated as a result of a traffic accident. Since then his life has been a constant struggle to walk, to walk without pain. It turned out that the amputation was wrongly done and it was necessary to re-amputate and insert an implant. All these difficult experiences made Bartosz feel very bad. However, he hopes that the worst is behind him. His dream is to return to work in the automotive industry - solving problems for his customers. In the future, he would also like to travel. To make all this possible, he needs to be independent in his movements and for this he needs specialist rehabilitation, which is possible thanks to the runners of the Poland Business Run.

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