This led David to Poltava, Ukraine in 2018 - where he traveled with a group tour of single foreign men. While most men on the tour were interested in meeting Ukrainian women for serious relationships, David had only decided to attend because he knew he would feel comfortable traveling with other single men rather than with couples. David only intended to see the sights of Ukraine and forgo any of the activities related to meeting single women while in the country. At the suggestion of the tour organizers, David decided he would attend one of the group mixers, where he would meet his future wife Nina.
Nina had also experienced loss that previous year, with the passing of her first husband to the same exact cancer that claimed the life of David's first wife. The connection was immediate, and David would eventually make his way back to Poltava where he would go on to propose to Nina. David decided to relocate to Ukraine, where he and Nina made their life along with her two young daughters, whom David was in the process of adopting. David and Nina also welcomed a daughter of their own into the world in 2019. Together with Nina and their three daughters, David enjoyed his time in Poltava.
Tragically, David lost his battle with COVID-19 on May 12th, 2021 - leaving behind Nina and their three young daughters. We're raising funds in David's memory to help Nina provide their three daughters with the care and love that David had always intended. It was Both David's and Nina's wish to relocate back to the United States where their children would continue their education, which is still Nina's goal. Any financial contributions to assist Nina in that goal, as well as just providing for her three young children, would be greatly appreciated.
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