Hi, my name is Valeriy Bevziuk - I am a wheelchair dancer from Ukraine!
I used to serve in military force, and later was an officer of police intelligence department. While serving suffered a bullet wound at age 26, resulting is an impairment, on the wheelchair.
My wife Victoria literally "raised" me, gave a hope that life is not over and motivate to be better, get stronger and continue live!!! Gave me a breath and a new chapter of my life!
Began training at 2003. From that first day in Berezil sport club "step by step", move by move, 2-3 times per week 5-6 hours per day spend for dancing. It becomes not just hobby but a new life, new passion.
WHAT I AM PLANING TO CREATE
By sharing my story of life in dancing, I want to show the way to find hope even in the hardest situations, not to just maintain a positive attitude, but to find strength in a personal relationship with society. I want to show people with disabilities, how dance can change their life, give them a new opportunity to take a fresh breath and not to wallow in self pity, but to learn to accept your own life as something special, learn to laugh, stay brave, courage, positive and enjoy every moment of your life.
On my own example I would like to inspire and motivate disabled people, especially youth from all over the world, to believe in themselves and step by step, change their life and prove them that the fear and insularity paralyze you more than the wheelchair.
THE MAIN GOALS:
- Create a dance-rehabilitation program for people on the wheelchair.
- Film a motivation video invitation to attend wheelchair dance theatre.
- Involve more people with disabilities and especially children to attend our dance club.
- Give the opportunity to discover their personality and talent in dance.
- Show society that people on wheelchairs are equal with everyone, and they are not looking for pity, but just need your support.
HOW THE IDEA CAME UP?
I had a pleasure to be a guest and share the stage with such a positive and brave person - Nick Vujicic in Kiev 7th of April. Got a huge dose of inspiration and motivation for the new high achievements in dancing!!! And then I asked myself why I couldn't be an example for other people with disabilities, that's how the idea to create this project came up.
WHAT'S MY PLAN?
For now, we have a working space, a dance club which needs a renovation.
Me and my partners have more than 10 years experience in wheelchair dance.
The funds, this project raising, will cover the expenses on:
- Club renovation (make it wheelchair accessible, obstacle free)
- Filming video invitation to involve more people on wheelchairs.
- Develop wheelchair-dance rehabilitation program.
- Organization of theatrical dancing performances.
WHY DO I CARE?
Nowadays in Ukraine and not only here, there are lots of people with disabilities who are shut down from society and themselves, and who need to get an opportunity to show up their personality and develop their talents and with your help and support become a part of modern society.
We would like to invite more people on wheelchairs to our dance club and become a part of our great team! If you are in Ukraine, you are always welcome to BEREZIL dance club! Our classes are FREE of charge for all wheelchairs !!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges:
A lot of obstacles might show up during this project, but I promise not to give up, and I will put all my efforts to make this project successful, and I believe that with your support we will reach the aim faster!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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