A legend filled with humanity: Djokovic helps 1-year- old with special flight for immediate treatment

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There are not many sportspersons who look keenly to the life of their fanatics in order to help them in the most needed time. Recently, a little girl Sofia was diagnosed with a rare disease called Werdnig–Hoffmann, being the first stage of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The treatment is only available in The States and costs over $2 Million Dollars. And her not coming from a very rich family, it was always a trouble to gather funds.

In stepped Djokovic and Serbian Businessman Miodrag Kostic who donated huge funds in a disclosed way. Knowing Djokovic, he offered more help by arranging a private flight for Sofia and her family to the US. With such a disease, the timelines of the treatment was a must. Djokovic’s gesture let the family bypass all COVID restrictions on travel.

Sofia’s Family thanks Djokovic on social media

Sofia’s Family thanked Djokovic and Kostic in their Instagram Story. Quoting, “We are especially grateful to Miodrag Kostić and his company, as well as Novak Đoković, who provided a private flight to America because their help came as the crown of this action for a better life in our Sofija. Without their engagement, the organization of travel to America in the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic would not have been so easily realized.”

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Dragi ljudi, zelimo da vas obavestimo da smo dobili potvrdu od fondacije Budi human i M:tel-a RS da su prikupljena novcana sredstva za lecenje nase Sofije i da smo USPELI! Osecanja su pomesana, jos nismo svesni da smo na cilju. HVALA BOGU I HVALA SVIM DOBRIM LJUDIMA KOJI SU PODRZALI NASU BORBU I DALI SOFIJI SANSU DA SE BORI! Hvala za svaki SMS, za svaku donaciju, za svaki lajk, share, hvala na svemu sto je omogucilo da se za malo vise od 4 meseca borbe prikupe sredstva za lecenje. Sofija je ujedinila Srbiju, Republiku Srpsku i BiH, Crnu Goru, ceo region i sve nase ljude u dijaspori i ova nasa borba je dokaz da dobri ljudi jos postoje svuda! Ogromnu zahvalnost dugujemo nasem timu koji je prethodna 4 meseca vredno radio, danonocno smisljao nove ideje, koji nam je davao snagu da idemo dalje i kad je bilo tesko… Ne bismo uspeli bez vas! @chikarile_drugi @savictatjana @glow_by_maya @tamarariistic @nadjaristic22 Ako Bog da, plan je da u sto kracem roku izvrsimo uplatu bolnici, udjemo u proces dobijanja viza i krenemo put Amerike. Posle je sve u Bozijim rukama. Prikupljena sredstva bi trebalo da budu dovoljna za tri meseca boravka u USA. Nadamo se da nece doci do nekih nepredvidjenih okolnosti. Posebno smo zahvalni Miodragu Kostiću i njegovoj kompaniji, kao i Novaku Đokoviću, koji su obezbedili privatan avio let do Amerike, jer je njihova pomoć došla kao kruna ove akcije za bolji život naše Sofije. Bez njihovog angažovanja organizacija putovanja do Amerike u uslovima pandemije korona virusom ne bi bila tako lako realizovana. Nasa borba se ovde ne zavrsava, jer i druga deca cekaju na svoju sansu! Budite i dalje uz nas i jos jednom hvala na podrsci tokom cele nase borbe! ?❤

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Knowing Djokovic, he will never take the credit all by himself and likewise, he mentioned and thanked his other companion too.

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