A touching story about a boy from Vranjic – Antonio Bošnjak

Meet our HNK Hajduk Special Power Team superstar Antonio Bošnjak, a child with born with Down syndrome. We can already tell you by hearing his story, hard work always pays off and it is worth to fight! Antonio is a clear example of how the impossible does not exist.

Antonio was born in 2002 with a Down syndrome diagnosis and severe heart defect. At six months of age, the first operation followed with a long, demanding recovery and rehabilitation. Antonio was only 5 years old. He started talking when he was 7 years old. We could only imagine how much tears, hard work and effort Boris and Milena put in order for Antonio to start walking and talking. He started primary school one year late and finished with assistance according to a customized program. He enrolled in the high school of tourism and he is making continuous progress in the Association Down Syndrome 21 Split, which works dedicatedly and thoroughly with children with this Down Syndrome.

Antonio Bošnjak is the captain of HNK Hajduk Split Special Power Team participating in the Special Power League project. However, Antonio is much more than a football player. 

Antonio achieved many results and medals at the Cipal swimming club. Antonio was honored, as he is a passionate motorcycle enthusiast, to be accepted by the Moto Club Svetinja into its membership and the biker world.

After a successful internship, he learned skills in catering and received a job invitation in a newly opened restaurant in the center of Split.

But that is not all! The story is interesting all the more because Antonio plays guitar and accordion with all his activities. As a DJ with a new mixer and speaker, once he enters the room he entertains the whole company who has the opportunity to be with him.

This is the story of a boy who attracted media attention and the announcement of a project to follow soon. He received great support from the city of Solin, which they rightly call a friend of children. We hope you will hear more about Antonio and his successes that follow.

We as a society may sometimes be ashamed of so much love, smiles and kindness in these children. Let’s support them!