October 14, 2020 – At the Sanus Association, Split-Dalmatia County Prefect Blaženko Boban welcomed three super marathon cyclists – Tomislav Mrkonjić, Marko Marić, and Miljenko Mrkonjić – on their 1,500-kilometer-long humanitarian “Road to Life” from Frankfurt to Imotski.
The money raised in this commendable action will be donated, and half of the amount is intended for “Sanus”, the club of parents of children suffering from malignant diseases.
As Slobodna Dalmacija reports, Miljenko Mrkonjic, a 26-year-old young man from Zmijavec near Imotski, was born and lives in Germany. As a boy, he contracted lymph node cancer and embarked on a difficult and uncertain battle with a malignant disease with his parents.
The effort paid off, and family friends and strangers came to the rescue. Ten years later, Miljenko is close to fulfilling his life vow, so he sat on a bicycle with two friends in Frankfurt, and today he arrived in Split. His destination is – Imotski.
“I want and hope to attract people’s attention, to involve them as much as possible, and to help this action with my donations. Just one call to my Tomislav was enough and as a real man, he bought a plane ticket, flew to Frankfurt, took a bicycle, and trained with Marko.
In the first days, we collected more than 6000 euros. There will be more and that makes us happy. I want to be a pebble in the mosaic of goodness and contribute to at least help a child and his parent in that fight. Because treating that disease costs both nerves and money. I overcame my malignant disease exactly 10 years ago.
However, a lot of nice things happened to me during that period because I was lucky and had a lot of help from all sides. The money we will collect together will go to the associations “Sanus” in Croatia and “Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder” from Frankfurt. These two associations are selflessly fighting for a better tomorrow every day and I am very grateful to them for that”, said Miljenko Mrkonjic.
Diligent travelers have come close to the finish line, and we can conclude that perseverance pays off and that a good voice is heard far and wide.