“The first few months I was absolutely disappointed,” the athlete shared. “I was able to overcome this only thanks to my loved ones, my wife, my brother, who came every day and supported me, telling me that I should not give up, that I had to keep going,” Román remembers. It happened to me, it means that this test was done for something. ” Although I did not understand why, because it is very cruel. The doctors, family and friends helped me survive. And my strong heart also saved me, because all my organs failed, I had “a mini stroke…”
Kostomarov said that then the motivation appeared.
“Every day a rehabilitation specialist came to see me. We learned again to move our head and raise our arms, which was very difficult. For several months, I barely gained the physical shape to simply sit. I felt dizzy because I had lost” The sensation of the vertical position of the body. “I wanted to walk, I wanted to return home on my own two feet,” said the skater.
Roman also stated that he is happy to participate in such open dialogues and conferences, to communicate with people: “If my example is an impetus for someone to get off the couch and move forward, I am ready to share my experience.”