Drazen Klanjec, a long-time faithful fan of Zagreb's Bears, is a warrant officer in the 2nd Croatian contingent of Resolute Support in Afghanistan. Before heading off on his military mission, the club gave him an official t-shirt and the book ''Medvescak in the KHL, The Best Photos from the First Season'' as a 'souvenir while he's far from home and the club'' so that the time away from them would go by faster.
However, Warrant Officer Klanjec was so moved by Medvescak's gesture, that he made his own in a 'pass it on' kind of way. Klanjec selflessly passed on his gift from Medvescak to cheer up those who fight hour to hour on a daily basis to saves the lives of children in Afghanistan. That's how Medvescak's t-shirt and book ended up in the hands of Dr. Noorulhaqa Yousufzaija, the director of the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital in Kabul.
''I hope you will agree with me that Medvescak's t-shirt and book ended up in the right hands, with the director of a children's hospital in Kabul, a hospital that relentlessly fights like the Bears to help sick and injured children in Afghanistan, and that this is all in the good spirit of Medvescak'', were the words that Klanjec sent with a photo to Zagreb's club.
The Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital, which was founded in 1966 with the help of the government of India, is the biggest children's hospital in Afghanistan, with over 350 beds and more than 150 doctors and medical staff, and treats children who travel for days across Afghanistan to reach hospital. Many of the children in the hospital have never seen a toy in their life. That's why American sergeant Thien Chaiket began an initiative to collect toys, children's clothing, and blankets to help children being treated in the Indira Gandhi Institute for Child Health in Kabul, and WO Klanjec and other members of the Resolute Support mission are all taking part.
Throughout the initiative, 1500 toys were collected and distributed to Afghani children receiving treatment in the Indira Gandhi Institute for Child Health in Kabul.