through the Chernobyl exclusion zone
My name is Vitaly Klitschko. The world officially knows me as “THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF BOXING”. The hours of training and enduring physical pain can not compare to the pain of losing a loved one to cancer. My brother Wladimir who is also a world champion and myself have suffered from loss caused by cancer and the grief it brings. My father was our biggest supporter and fan, without him we would not be the men we are today. My father was one of the many brave men who participated in the clean-up of reactor number 4 at Chernobyl. He dreamed that one day his boys would become the world unified champions of boxing. A few days after my brother and I won all the titles, he died of cancer from radiation poisoning.
My father helped shape my life and inspired me to support youth and future generations through the arts and empowerment to be the best in their life and help make an impact on the world. The short music film WONDERWALL has both elements which I believe strongly in and can help support a worthy cause which is why I am reaching out to you.
My good friend, a hero of social justice in Ukraine, Maria Matios and I, are supporting young artists who are helping to create and spread positive messages. These messages are universal and spread goodwill to all humanity regardless of gender, race, political ideology or religion.
One of these works is titled WONDERWALL. Alexander Denysenko’s short music film focuses on issues regarding love, loss, cancer and hope. I believe this film can help to further the exposure of the message and goals which are aligned with my beliefs and desires.
My desire is to help support awareness of the social needs caused by cancer which is universal and transcends all borders and is something which is personal. Through the universal suffering that cancer causes, regardless of title, rank or station in life we all look for hope.