| Jan 16, 2023
The Girl from Bukhmut
Liza with her mom
thank you for standing with Ukraine! Your generous donations help save Ukrainian children affected by the war.
Liza, the little girl you see in the picture, comes from Bakhmut. Now this town in the Donetsk Oblast is the hottest spot on the frontline, attacked by the Russians day and night. The invaders heavily shelled it from the first days of the full-scale war. One such shell split Liza’s family. Her father got numerous injuries and was transported by ambulance to the city of Dnipro. The girl and her mom were evacuated to different hospitals in Lviv.
Liza had a shell fragment in the spine and a fractured leg. She was hospitalized in the neurosurgery ward alone, surrounded by people she didn’t know. The girl was scared and confused. She faked sleeping so that no one would disturb her. That’s when the psychologist approached her and asked if she wanted to play or paint. Gradually, the girl started to open up.
After a few weeks, when Liza’s mom felt better, the clinical management arranged, so that she could come to her daughter regularly from the other hospital. At first, for a few hours, then almost around the clock. After a while, the doctors organized Liza father’s transportation from Dnipro to Lviv. The family continued treatment together. Supporting each other, they are recovering faster. Now Liza has regained sensitivity in her legs and has started rehabilitation to learn to walk again.
Thank you for supporting wartime Ukraine. Your contributions make it possible to help kids like Liza regain their life despite Russian attempts to destroy them.