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“Sudden Happiness”

September 1, 2016, 14:15 1970 Author: Olga Vovk, translated by Andrei Vernon www.deti.zp.ua We held a flash mob in support of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) – Inhale-Exhale-Inhale. We do not realize we have CF until we get sick and start having a painful cough.

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects you your entire life. To better understand what we mean – hold your breath as long as possible until you feel you cannot breathe. You will then get dizzy and not feel well. Those are the daily sensations experienced by children with cystic fibrosis.

Children of all ages love balloons – you can tell by the joy in their eyes and the big smile on the face. For a child that has difficulty breathing, it can be difficult for them to fully inflate a balloon.

We proposed to give children afflicted with CF and their loved ones a moment of joy as well as a chance to continue living a full life.

Flash mob basics:

1. Buy a pack of balloons with as many colors as possible… find as many balloons as possible!

2. Take a picture of a room in your house filled with the colorful balloons (blown up, of course).

3. Publish the photo to your social media pages with the hashtags #HappyChild #SuddenJoy #CysticFibrosis. Tag three of your friends in the photo and invite them to our flash mob!

4. Make a donation that you can afford. For example, 1 balloon = 1 USD donation.

In the photo:Me and other members of “Ball of Yarn” at the top of Hoverla. We started our flash mob at the highest point in Ukraine! We support Cystic Fibrosis!

To transfer donations in Ukrainian currency via card send the money to Privatbank5168 7420 6263 4369 (receiver – our accountant Ryzanova Irina Georgievna). There are other ways to donate – please click

After making your donation please send a message to info@deti.zp.uawith the date, amount, number and the message “program to help CF patients.” Also, don’t forget to tell us what name you would like to show up in our report.

For more information about our program and cystic fibrosis please click here

We hope our chain of kindness only continues to grow stronger! Surprise your loved ones with some balloons and, at the same time, help children with cystic fibrosis breathe more easily!

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