Published On: 23.12.2022
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Thousands of people in need, thousands of stories we come across as we support them. And with people’s permission, we share these stories with readers.

Liubov Mykhailivna from Toretsk is 72 years old, but she remembers the last two years as the most tragic in her life.

Having overcome cancer, the woman barely had time to recover from a course of chemotherapy, when her husband soon fell seriously ill. For a long time, Mrs. Liubov took care of her lying husband, until he became worse – an urgent operation was needed, so they left Toretsk, Donetsk region, for Dnipro.

Unfortunately, it was not possible to save the husband, he died in the hospital, and Liubov Mykhailivna was left all alone. While a personal tragedy was happening in woman’s life, a full-scale war had already begun, so it was dangerous to return to Toretsk. The woman spent all her money trying to save her husband, and she didn’t even have any things with her.

Volunteers and caring people offered the woman to move to Uman to a hotel for internally displaced persons and told her about the evacuation program from ADRA Ukraine. Liubov Mykhailivna agreed, and a few days after filling out the application, she was evacuated. Now she is in more comfortable conditions, has warmth and light. The woman plans to stay in Uman all winter until it gets warmer. “In my hometown there is no water, no electricity, no heating – I simply cannot stand such conditions and cold. My age does not allow this, and I have many diseases,” says the woman.

She is very grateful to all volunteers and curators of the evacuation project, who were able to bring her quickly and comfortably to Uman for free. “The volunteers arrived immediately. Everyone is so friendly and responsive. I can’t find the words to express my gratitude for strong support in a difficult moment!”