There is a war happening right now in Eastern Ukraine.
Children like Mykola are caught in the cross fire.
On August 24, 2015, Mykola and his brother Danyo were playing with two other friends in a field . The boys came across an undetonated grenade and became curious… the blast immediately killed Danyo, and left Mykola as a triple amputee: both legs and his right hand were blown off. He sustained severe injuries to his face, teeth, eyes, and other parts of his body.
Mykola’s facial injuries were treated by Canadian doctors at the Ukrainian Military hospital in Kyiv as part of a Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) medical mission in November 2015.
CUF has arranged for Mykola’s further treatment in Canada. Shriners Children’s Hospital in Montreal has generously agreed to assess Mykola and treat his prosthetic needs .
CUF is arranging for Mykola and his mother to travel to Canada and stay in Montreal for 3-5 months. There are significant costs associated not only with Mykola’s trip to and stay in Canada, but also with his ongoing care after he has returned to Ukraine.
'If I encouraged at least one soldier to live, I think this is a great success.'
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