I thought I was tall, but a Minnesota man, believed to be the tallest in the United States said donations to his Web site will allow him to buy a new pair of special shoes and then some. At 6 feet, 5 inches, next to him I’m a piker!
Igor Vovkivinskiy of Rochester, a college student who at 7 feet, 8 inches tall, said the 15 foot surgeries he has had in the past three years make it difficult for him to walk without shoes offering proper support. He said he was told by officials at Reebok a pair of size 26 shoes would cost $15,000 to have specially made. Too bad they couldn’t do this gratis for the poor guy!
Igor, who came to the United States from Ukraine as a child, said his friends recommended he start a Web page to solicit donations to go toward the special shoes and he received more than $25,000 since WCCO-TV aired a story about his plight Monday
Here’s his website: http://www.gofundme.com/IgorNeedsShoes
Here's a news story about this remarkable man from WCCO-TV in Minneapolis:
I will never complain about having to buy size 15 shoes ever again!