The story of Darius Renner

The second year will be dedicated to three people. In addition to the three-year old Mária, who was awarded the first year, we acquainted with the story of 21-year-old Radovan from Trebišov. The third beneficiary will be Dárius whos story you can read below.

My name is Dárius Renner, I was born on July 15, 1998 in Kežmarok. Currently I live in Prešov, I have four yeard younger sister Dušana. My diagnosis muscular dystrophy was diagnosed to me in about 7 years. Untill then I attended a doctor who claimed to me that I have only flat legs.
We thought so untill one orthopedic doctor in Kežmarok said it was a muscular dystrophy which was confirmed by neurotical and genetic examinations. Since the childhood I walk a bit worse than my peers and had enlarged calf muscles. It was getting gradually worse during pre-school age. I often fell from my feet and I had trouble getting up from the ground, I was walking over tips – due to the shortened Achilles tendons. After 4th class I couldnt get up the stairs on my own.

In July 2008 I celebrated my 10th birthday and from November that year I did not move without a wheelchair. These days I find it problematic to raise my arms over my head level, I cant hold my head still without help. For activities such as eating, dressing up, personal hygiene I need help from someone else. My life got a little easier when Organization of muscular dystrofica in Slovak republik gave me an electric wheelchair.
Despite my illness I succesfully completed elementary school. I started studying at the secondary school Digital Media Graphics and in around one year a graduation is waiting for me. If my health allows me I am planning to study philosophy on some collage afterwards – maybe even some other school.
I would like to thank all those who contribute financially or otherwise, as well as those who will participate in the run.

One Reply to “The story of Darius Renner”

  1. Hello Dárius,
    I live in the United States. I was looking on the internet for information about my Renner ancestors from Slovakia and I came across your story. I just want to let you know that I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. I am also disabled with immune deficiencies and housebound. But my health problems are nothing compared to you. I want to wish you the best in studying Philosophy or whatever you decide to do. I hope you are doing well.
    Amy Veith

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