Single, Ukrainian Mom & 5 Kids (Including Newborn)
Hi, my name is Liz and I have been in the lovely city of Warsaw, Poland, for the last several weeks with the intention to help Ukrainian refugees. Fast forward a few weeks of being here and I met a beautiful family (a mom of five kids with one being a newborn) from Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. This GoFundMe will ideally help support them for a year of living in Poland and anything more will go towards helping as many other families as possible who are fleeing the war. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not have the financial resources which creates a huge obstacle to say the least and are going back to Ukraine.
Marianna was eight months pregnant when leaving Ukraine beginning of July 2022 and initially traveled to Italy with her four beautiful, fun-loving kids and their belongings. Her goal was to live with family which she discovered after arriving that there was not enough room unfortunately. Her family had already took in other family members. Marianna decided she needed to get back to Ukraine right away before the baby was due. They stopped in Germany before boarding a train to Poland. Some people they met in Germany tried to convince her to stay, but she was determined to go back to Ukraine where she had support. From Germany, they stopped in Warsaw, Poland. Tired, discouraged, and near her due date, Marianna decided to return home. She was at the bus stop, ready to depart for Ukraine when she went into labor.
Since her being out of the hospital (and delivering a healthy baby boy named David), we have been working on what she needed to return to Ukraine (like birth certificate for David and then it being translated to Ukrainian). As of recent, she wants to stay in Poland for at least one year but needs support. Some of our focuses: apartment for a year, necessary furniture for the apartment like beds), school for the four kids, pediatrician appointments, dentist appointments, clothes/shoes (including for winter).
Thank you for your time and any contribution. Please share with anyone and any supportive comments to the family will be shared with them. If anyone wants to help in any other way or provide me with information they think might help the situation, please Contact me using the Contact option on the page.
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