New Year at a Hospice

This is the last holiday greetings post from our team.
This is the Lugansk Hospice associated with the regional hospital’s cancer ward.
For most of the people on these photos, it’s their last New Year celebration.
We decided to bring holiday greetings to these people, that was the right thing to do.
I won’t speculate concerning your emotions on that day. I also won’t say anything. Because what’s there to say?


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Lugansk’s Grandfather Frost

Did Grandfather Frost come to your home?
My home was visited by a dressed-up neighbor, wearing a striped bathrobe and a cotton beard.
He labored at the role for a long time and I nearly tore away his false beard, attempting to learn the truth–was it oneandonly Grandfather Frost before me or a facsimile? I remember the feeling that not everything is as it seems to this day. Although the rubber band under his ears was indecently exposed, I still can’t believe that I had doubts at the time. And I had serious doubts! Because it we had a neighbor who was as obese and with the same peculiar smell who used to regularly visit us. And yet I still kept thinking that it can’t be! It’s Frost! Frost himself!
I remember that joy. Overwhelming joy.
Lugansk recently held a tree ceremony for kids from impoverished families organized by the Lugansk Social Services Center for which we provided presents. Not all the kids managed to come to the ceremony. For example, the disabled kids.
So we decided that if the kids can’t come to the tree, the tree can come to them.
Or, to be more precise: we came up with a super mega plan.


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The Lugansk Tree

Ha!
I have, by and large, such cool readers and friends that, thanks to them, we managed to collect in a pretty short time enough money not just for presents for Pervomaysk kids, but also for a few other things.
The Lugansk Social Services Center also has a New Year’s tree for the disadvantaged. You and we were able to sponsor this holiday with presents!
I want to say that all of the families the whom the center is aiding are impoverished or in otherwise difficult situations.
And if before these were simply families with multiple kids, single mothers, etc. now it’s also people who were rendered homeless, disabled, or unemployed, by shelling. And, unfortunately, in the last two years the list has increased many times over.
Many of the families whom we help directly are listed with the center.
And I’m very glad we were able to help at least those families.

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Pervomaysk’s New Year Trees

Yaaaa-hoooo!!!
Or, what I’m really trying to say is that we’re all incredibly awesome)))
Pervomaysk, a frontline city in LPR, has just held its New Year’s tree ceremonies and all the kids received presents!)
My wonderful Zhenya and Lena took and delivered yours and our presents to Pervomaysk, one of the worst-hit cities during this terrible war.
On the photo below, shell fragments are gathered under the Lenin monument.
People used to bring them to this spot but stopped a long while ago, since others simply carry them off.


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