Adopt-A-War-Affected Ukrainian Family
Organized by: I.M.I.J. Produckshunz
In March of 2014, in a bad response to the Maidan revolution protests in the Ukrainian capital city, Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an intentional and calculated offensive to annex Crimea, part of Ukrainian territory. The result was a civil war that has impoverished and destabilized my friend and fiancee`, Nina's country for over one year as of now. At the time of this launch, there is a very fragile "cease fire" underway, but there is no doubt in my mind that the Hitler-esque Putin will again, via his proxy "separatist" soldiers, seek to grab more territory from his peaceful and independence seeking neighbor. The human cost is tragic and Nina survives there with her elderly, aging and ailing mama and conscriptable son approximately 200 miles away from the shooting. Basic necessities such as water and electricity and pension payments are now very unreliable in the southeastern Ukraine. Morale is very low compared to when I met Nina in 2010 and she worked regularly as a nurse.
I cannot just sit idly by and watch this beautiful country, which I visited in 2012, and my beautiful lady and family go down the tubes without trying to take action to help. My father served in WWII to prevent this kind of border-changing from ever happening again.
Nina is an only child. She does not want me to use her picture in this campaign as I have in the past - I believe the paranoia is that there are death threats in the old Soviet Union-style model and she fears reprisals or worse. Nina succumbed to all of this pressure in late November, 2014 with mental depression, low blood pressure, panic attacks and other symptoms that caused her to seek treatment in a mental clinic. No, she is not "crazy" - just overwhelmed with so much to deal with since her father passed away near chistmas time of 2012.
I wanted to be able to medevac her and her ailing mother by airplane to the USA,however her Mama's health now is very, very poor. I would like to partner with another non-profit trying to help maitain a free Ukraine! If her mama passes, Nina will still need financial assistance.
Check out this story to feel how my Nina must feel as a former Nurse! http://www.ukrainiandiaspora.ca/life/mariupol-hospital.html
You can also choose to "Adopt" another family in the war-torn region through this campaign. I am open to ideas!
Another update from The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/04/escalation-fighting-east-ukraine-leaves-ceasefire-tatters-russian-forces
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