Helping Anya

The photos show Anya, a mother of three from Lugansk. It seems this is how I begin every story about people requiring aid. But this is not an ordinary story. The family was not in hardship before these events…They were not rich, but led normal lives.
Her husband is on the front lines. Yes, he’s in the militia. Hes, he serves in places from which one might not return.
In November, the girl’s legs gave up. It just happened one day. The physicians just shrugged–it’s the stress, it’s the war, all manner of phrases which collectively expressed the failure to identify the exact cause. One way or the other, she can’t walk.
Zhenya said, after visiting, that all over the house there are ropes, stools, things on which the girl can lean when hobbling from place to place. He says she’s so thin, she’s practically transparent.
The kids help as best they can, trying to maintain the home.

She was placed in a hospital in December 2017, but there was no diagnosis. When she was discharged, she was given a list of medications and procedures which consume all the money her husband earns…By local standards, militia are paid well. The average salary in LPR is 4-5 thousand, service in the army earns 15 thousand…That’s how it is…
Her treatments cost no less than 9 thousand a month…Anya used to work herself, she’s a trained pastry chef.
There are three kids, all three have to be fed, clothed, shod, provided with school supplies…And then there are the utilities. They now have a big debt. By some miracle, power has not been cut off yet.
So now they have a monthly dilemma of whether to pay for food of medications. Then there are also MRIs, encephalograms, etc. All of which cost money.
But the main thing is that there are changes, small ones, but still! At first she couldn’t walk at all, now she can, barely, but that’s something. Physicians say the recovery will take a long time, and one must continue the course of treatment. There is a strong likelihood Anya will fully recover.

But there’s one other thing.
I know I have readers who donate only for civilian recipients. And even though Anya is a civilian, she is the wife of a militiaman, which some may not like. It’s their right. So therefore we’ll spend only those donations which are labeled “Anya.”
I don’t want to discuss here who chose what and suchlike.
I know one thing.
Anya is the mother of three remarkable children who still haven’t recovered frm the realization their mother can’t walk. These children live in the midst of war. Varya, the younger one (on the photo with cat) was born in October 2014. Anya was in the 7th month of pregnancy when the war broke out, and spent nearly the rest of the pregnancy in a shed. Their part of Lugansk came under heavy fire, many houses were damaged. They were lucky. Their house survived, they are alive, Varya was born healthy…
But then…
Anya’s legs failed.
“War”, “stress.” I wrote above that the doctors don’t know the reason. But the war is the biggest cause of the majority of illnesses there.
If you want to help Anya, please label the contributions “Anya”.
Thank you!

Our humanitarian aid.

Medical history extract.

If you want to join the aid effort for the people of the Donbass, please write me in person through LiveJournal, facebookV Kontakte, or email: Paypal address:

Please label any donations intended for Anya “Anya”.

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