Happy International Women’s Day, Lugansk!

Everything in Lugansk is under a thin layer of ice. It’s very difficult to walk or drive. The elderly don’t venture out at all, too easy to get an injury.
It’s under these circumstances that our friends drove all over town to bring greetings to our girls.
These “girls” are mostly single retirees to whom nobody else will bring these holiday greetings, as they have no husbands, no children, and they are completely alone on this day. Many have incurable illnesses, and it’s not just people under our care but also hospice patients. Yes, the staff there is all women, and they are working. It’s difficult for men to work there–this is no empty phrase, in general such institutions employ mainly women.
This is a very spring holiday, a very touching one, and also a badly needed one.
And you know, it’s nice to see the smiles of our women who find themselves in such trying conditions.
May everything turn out well for them! Maybe for some not for a very long time, but even that is something! Unfortunately, we weren’t able to visit everyone. But I can’t imagine how our friends managed to make their way around the city.
This is Lera. She’s an orphan, her mom Inna died last year of cancer–he helped her with the treatment and with money.
Look at how she’s grown. She’s a beauty!

Our Ira is fighting for her life, she’s been doing it for years. She has cancer. Please pray for her–right now everything is very complicated.
(To read about Ira, click on the Ira tag at the bottom of the post)
Ira and her mom.

Sveta and Vika. Vika is our bellflower, she has diabetes and she’s gone blind. A long and complicated story.
Just between you and me, we have a more valuable present for her, which we’ll soon deliver.
(To read about Vika, click the Vika tag at the bottom of the post)

This is Ira, the wife of Petya who was recently released from captivity. They and three sons are starting their life anew in Lugansk.
(To read about them, click on the Ira and Petya tag)

Our Liliya. She now lives in a hospice and is fighting for her life. She is in the fourth stage of cancer, but is not giving in–because she would leave behind a son.
(To read about Liliya, click on the Liliya tag).

The workers of the Lugansk Cancer Hospice. You’ve seen them more than once in my reports.

A hospice patient.

Also a hospice patient.

And another one.

This is our Yura’s wife. Hero-Mother. She has seven children.

Elena Vladimirovna fell on ice, but thank God no serious injuries.
She’s raising a granddaughter on her own. We’re helping this family.

Our Tanya. Fourth stage of cancer. She also has one son.

A single retiree. We’ve been helping her since 2015.

This is the grandmother of Seryozha whose parents died at the war’s start. She’s disabled and has difficulty walking.

Lidiya Yakovlevna, a single retiree and veteran of many decades of work. Not a single relative.

Larisa, the grandmother of Sasha. Her son, a militiaman, was killed in 2016. She’s raising the grandson on her own.

A single retiree.

They were in captivity. Natasha (on the right) is the wife of Vitaliy who was held captive in Ukraine. They’re from Rubezhnoye.
(To read about Vitaliy’s family, click on the Vitaliy tag)

A single retiree, in the past a meritorious pedagogue.

Thanks to all who participate in our aid effort, and thanks to whom we were able to make this day more pleasant for our women.
Thank you!

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