Tuesday morning, Nastya Ovechkina announced a special opportunity to land her husband’s game-used stick from tonight’s game on Instagram. It benefits a great cause.
“Dear friends, we are starting an auction,” she wrote. “Alex’s signed game-used stick! The starting price is 300$. All the raised money will go to support a child, who needs an emergency surgery! Give your prices in the comments.”
Дорогие друзья, давайте в начале нового года сделаем доброе дело и поможем собрать необходимую сумму на лечение малышки Прасковьи! Мы с @aleksandrovechkinofficial выставляем на аукцион игровую клюшку с автографом! Начальная цена 18 500 рублей!все собранные деньги пойдут на операцию этой крохи! Ставки делайте в комментариях ниже! Мы будем очень признательны каждому, кто поможет распространить информацию об этом аукционе🙏🏼#начнитегодсдоброгодела Dear friends, we are starting an auction! Alex's signed game used stick ! Starting price-300$ All the raised money will go to support this child, who needs an emergency surgery! Give your prices in the comments! #ovechkin #овечкин
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Tuesday afternoon, I spoke to Nastya and asked her what inspired the couple to hold the auction.
“The girl’s name is Praskovia,” Nastya said. “She is only two-months old, but her suffering is too much even for an adult. Doctors administer blood tests for glucose every two hours and then shots and more shots. The condition is aggravated by the fact that no medication is effective, and she requires an immediate surgery. She has a very rare medical condition called congenital hyperinsulinism, and the only place where the operation can be performed is in Denmark. The baby must undergo a partial pancreatectomy. The amount needed to pay for the surgery is €45,000 (approximately $50,000 USD).”
“Praskovia is from Tobolsk, which is a town in Tyumen Region of Russia,” Nastya continued. “A mutual friend of me and Alex asked us to help raise the money. The baby girl is a daughter of the friend’s priest.”
Nastya tells us that the highest bid is $1,150 at this moment. If you’re interested in donating, you can do so on Nastya’s Instagram page.
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