The situation in Ukraine is violent and dangerous. People should never have to fear for their lives. War is not acceptable, not a solution, and should never be a part of our lives.
My name is Oksana Bielova, and I want to collect funds for my sister-in-law Olena Bielova and her family: son Andrew and daughter Anna and her little son Rafael.
The funds would cover the following expenses:
- Essential goods: food and clothes
- Medical insurance for the family
- Legal fees to cover the application process
- Cost of leaving
They are Ukrainians and live in Kyiv - the Ukrainian capital. They had to leave their home to survive and stay alive.
It was a difficult journey for my family. My niece Anna crossed the Hungarian border walking with small Rafael in her arms and her younger brother Andrew beside her. They lived in the Hungarian nursing home for two days, where kind people supported them. Then it was a 2000km car trip to Paris, France, and finally, they reached the final destination - Belleville-sur-Loire. My sister-in-law Olena had to go to France separately from her kids and joined them later. Now they are united and together. That is already a big win for the family, and no one can separate them anymore.
French government accepted their documents for the refugee application, but it takes months to get real help.
My niece can't get a working permit unless she has approval from the government, so it is no income for them, Andrew is only 14, and my sister-in-law has to babysit Rafael.
Rafael got hospitalized while in France. The poor boy was exhausted physically and mentally. He was not able to sleep and had nightmares.
The family does not have any medical insurance, clothes or child care support.
I want to organize this campaign to support Ukrainians, give them support, and bring hope back to their lives. Any amount of donation or even kind words would show care, love and humanity.
Everyone is connected. Everything is connected. In time, their fate is ours. Take a look. Then reflect. Then be willing to learn and change. We have only won when we are one. That's the way it will always be.