“Grown Already”

Valera is 16, lives alone. He and his brother were abandoned by their mother who on one beautiful day simply left for Russia “to seek her happiness” and left the boys in Lugansk. The younger was taken to an orphanage. Valera lives alone. No father, no mother–nobody who could help. He was not abandoned just anywhere, but in Lugansk. Not the safest part of the world. “They are grown already”, she said to friends as she was leaving. Yes, 16 and 10–a whole lifetime, what can one say.
I wrote about them in October (please click on the “Valera” tag at the bottom of this post).
But here’s what I want to say–friends, thank you for responding! Huge thanks for helping this young man!
I share all your outrage at THAT woman. And thank you for replying with words and deeds.
One young man sent money for clothing “so that he can choose it himself”.
So we chose it together.
Look at how happy he looks on his “sweetshot” )))

We bought him a warm winter jacket. He has almost no clothing.

Our Sasha bought him boots.

Boris, when sending money, wrote “young kid, perhaps he’ll want to buy flowers for a girl, take her to the movies, but he can’t”. Indeed)))

Thank you, friends. To be sure, his life is no picnic. He’s studying at a college and therefore can’t work full time. He only has a tiny stipend and odd jobs. You won’t believe it–800 rubles a month to live on.
Sometimes he has nothing to eat. He’s losing weight, constantly ill.
He dreams of finishing his studies, getting a job, and taking his brother out of the orphanage.
That’s where things stand.
If you want to help, please label your contributions “Valera”.
Again, thanks to all who care!

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: littlehirosima@gmail.com. Paypal address: littlehirosima@gmail.com.

Please label contributions intended for Valera “Valera”.

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