January 10, 2022

Our students played for their sick friend

"LUT for Weronika", under this slogan, a men's indoor football tournament was organized, the aim of which was to support the rehabilitation of Weronika Przybycień. The games took place on Saturday, January 8 this year, at the sports hall of Lublin University of Technology.

- The tournament is great fun for us and a nice Saturday afternoon, and for Weronika a chance for further treatment. We already have 8 teams registered, which makes us very happy - emphasizes Żaneta Syczek, the president of the Student Government of Lublin University of Technology.

More than 4.5 years have passed since the accident that almost took the life of the 19-year-old Weronika Przybycień, a student of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Intracerebral hemorrhage, meningitis, sepsis ... Weronika fought with death, she stopped walking, talking and moving. Thanks to the rehabilitation, she is getting better and better.

- Weronika is constantly fighting to recover. It is hard for her, but my daughter is strong and she has no intention of giving up. Although she is not lying down, there are still a few things that do not allow her to fully recover. The paralyzed foot is a huge problem. Despite many hours of rehabilitation, my daughter cannot stand on it. Without it, she will never be able to walk again - says Dorota, Weronika's mother.

In this difficult struggle, Weronika’s friends from Lublin University of Technology come to the rescue.

- We are with Weronika from the beginning of her illness. We know that rehabilitation is expensive. Therefore, under the slogan "LUT for Weronika", we organize many events, and we donate the income to our friend - informs Żaneta Syczek.

The football matches are not the only student initiatives. In December last year, the deputy deans of the LUT’s faculties dressed as Santa Clauses and collected money for Weronika. A billiard tournament was also organized.

Fot. Artem Paraskun