Vasyl Galamai, 27 years old from Lviv

  He was severely wounded on February 20 by a sniper. A bullet went trough his right side crushing pelvic bones, and ended up in the left leg. Vasyl had 3 major surgeries in Kyiv and later was transfers to a military hospital in Prague. He had another surgery and is going through a rehabilitation process now. Doctors are planing to keep him in the hospital until mid-summer 2014. Wishing him speedy recovery and return home to reunite with his family, including his 5-year old daughter Zlata! Knowels family donated $500 to Vasyl through us.

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Serhiy Galkin

Originally from Ivano-Frankivsk, a Ukrainian marine who served in the First Feodosia (Crimea) platoon, part of the Ukrainian forces that were the last ones to leave Crimea. Serhiy and his colleagues were captured by the Russian army. After the Russian army officers asked the marines to betray Ukraine and join Russian force, Sergey refused and started to sing Ukraine's National Anthem. He was severely beaten up and is now in a hospital outside of Kyiv with skull injuries. Serhiy's family lost all of their personal items including their home, money and documents. Ser...

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Mykola Rudyk

A marathon runner who participated in many marathons in different parts of the world. His time on a 26.1 mile distance is 2:14! He was on Maidan from the fist week. On February 19, Mykola was shot and the bullet went through his eye and ended up in the skull. Mykola was transferred to Warsaw, Poland , where he had two surgeries. The first one to take the bullet out and the second one to save the eye. Unfortunately he lost his vision on his right eye. Mykola is going through a rehabilitation process at home now and is looking forward to getting back to his job ...

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Ivan Filipovych

The first picture shows Ivan Filipovych before the tragic events in Kyiv, the second one is of him and his father after he was shot at twice on Maidan. We transferred $500 to help Ivan cover his medical expenses. Ivan went to Maidan five times starting December 1 after students beatings, then again and then enrolled in one of Maidan’s hundreds – to fight for freedom against tyranny of Yanukovych and his government. When he was leaving to Maidan for the last time and his sister was begging him not to go, he replied: "My brothers are being killed there!" On ...

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Heavenly Hundred’s Mykola Pankiv

Nova Ukraine transferred $500 to the family of Mykola Pankiv, a Heavenly Hundred hero, who was shot dead by a sniper on February 20, 2014. The picture shows the receipt written by his widow and her photo. "Today I visited the family of Mykola Pankiv, a Hero of Nebesna Sotnya. His wife Lesya met me in front of the gate of a beautiful, immaculate house. You could tell that every brick, every little part of the house was laid not only with hard work but also with love. At the same time you could tell that the renovation was far from being complete. Mykola was planning ...

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Heavenly Hundred’s Ihor Tkachuk

In the top left corner photo Ihor Tkachuk is celebrating his 37-th birthday with his family. He was killed during one of the attacks on EuroMaidan protesters in Kyiv in February, 2014. We transferred $500 to support his family.  On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, as the situation in Kyiv was becoming dramatic he couldn’t watch the events on the TV, he couldn’t eat nor drink. He kept saying he had to be there, - Maria, Ihor’s 35 year old widow is telling us. She was begging him not to go and he replied: Do you think I am going there to die? I have young children ...

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Serhiy Kalanzhanov

With your help we provided $500 for the urgent surgery needed for Serhiy Kalanzhanov whose hand and fingers were severely injured during confrontations on Institutska Street on February 18th. Serhiy was on Maidan since the first days of the protests. One of his friends Ustym Holodnyuk died during the confrontations. Serhiy had already gone through several surgeries, however he developed gangrene in one of his fingers due to remaining there fragments. The surgery was an attempt to clean the infected area in order to save his finger. Serhiy needed UAH 10,000 + for the ...

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Heavenly Hundred’s Ivan Blyok

With your help Nova Ukraine provided $500 for a family of Ivan Blyok who was killed near Zhovtnevyi Palace by a sniper on February 20th. Ivan had three children – an 8-year old daughter and a 13-year old son, and a 21-year old daughter from his first marriage. According to his wife Nataliya Blyok, Ivan was not a fighter at all and hadn’t even served in the army. He was a very nice and peace loving man. However, he had a strong notion of fairness and during Maydan he didn’t want to remain passive and frequently went to Kyiv from his home town Horodok, Lviv Region, ...

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Artem Zapototskyi

With your help Nova Ukraine donated $500 for medical needs of Artem Zapototskyi who was shot by a sniper on Instytutska Street on February 20th. Bullet damaged his spine nerve and left Artem paralyzed. After several surgeries in Kiev, doctors didn’t believe he would be able to walk again. However, volunteers were able to collect funds and send him for treatment to Israel. After several months of treatment, Artem can move his upper body. He remains paralyzed from the waist down, however Israeli specialists outlined a long rehabilitation program of medications and ...

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Station Kharkiv

Nova Ukraine transferred $1000 of donated funds to Station Kharkiv, an organization of volunteers focused on helping internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were forced to move from Donbass and Crimea to Kharkiv. According to Zhenya Diss, one of the volunteers, the organization daily needs to buy $100-150 worth of supplies to assist up to 50 internally displaced families that rely on their help. There are pregnant women and there are many families with kids. Usually IDPs stay with their relatives and friends and are ready to go back as soon as it’s safe to do so. S...

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Djerelo

After participating in the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk,  an advocacy group realized the disastrous state of the issue. A decision was made to resume the work in a laid-up hotel “Djerelo” in Pushcha Vodytsya near Kyiv. Just in three days the group managed to prepare the abandoned hotel’s residential and technical facilities for the reception and resettlement of 149 adults and 53 children. Everyone who’s been hosted at Djerelo is an internally displaced person. They lost all they had, they lost their ...

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A Family from Donetsk

A Nova Ukraine volunteer helped an internally displaced family of five from Donetsk to buy shoes and some other much needed personal items for their kids while their mother was at a hospital awaiting for the arrival of a new baby girl. Serhiy, the father of three (8, 9 and 11 years old) moved his family from Donetsk to Kyiv after witnessing their pro-Ukrainian neighbor being killed. The family packed in a hurry and using a network of volunteers left Donetsk for Kyiv. Thank you for your donations!    

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