The fund, in addition to providing vital medicines to patients, will also finance projects for children d young people.
The German tennis player of Russian origin Alexander Zverev has announced the creation of a foundation to fight against diabetes and support people who suffer from it after publicly declaring that he has suffered from this disease since he had four years.
“When I was little I didn’t think much about it, but then more and more. I want to show that you can go very far with this disease ,” the 25-year-old athlete said this Saturday, quoted by local means.
Zverev admitted that only now, many years after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and having achieved many successes, “does he feel comfortable and confident enough to to make this initiative public”.
The fund, in addition to providing insulin and other vital medicines to patients, will also finance projects for minors.
The tennis player explained that he wants to serve as an example for people who suffer from the disease and guide children and young people affected by this problem so that they can lead an active life like others.
“I am in the privileged situation of living the life I always wanted to live. My goal was to play tennis, travel to tournaments all over the world and be one of the best tennis players in the world,” Zverev said. “I have to thank my parents and my brother for the fact that I was able to do this, they always supported me unconditionally. on my way there and they still do it today,” he added.
The tennis player is currently undergoing rehabilitation after a serious ligament injury during the match of the first semi-final at Roland Garros against Spaniard Rafael Nadal in early June, for which he was forced to withdraw from the French Open.