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Olena Mazunina

"We go through checkpoints to get medications and to enjoy silence"

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We constantly need our medications for our seriously ill nine-year-old son. We can't afford to buy them in Donetsk - they are very expensive. There is no work,and there is only enough money for food.

We go to Kramatorsk to get free medications. The last trip took us 12 hours, it was very difficult to pass all the checkpoints. However, we are ready to do anything for the sake of our son's health.

We go through checkpoints to get medications and to enjoy silence

We live in one of the most shelled residential districts of Donetsk - Tekstilshyk Microraion . Therefore, for us, a trip to Kramatorsk is an occasion to live a little in the environment that we are so looking forward to at home. Kramatorsk is silent, people are friendly. Once they hear you are from Donetsk, they try to show their moral support.

 Our son Oleksii has a congenital abnormality of the central nervous system, epileptic seizures torment him from the age of five. He constantly needs anti-seizure medications. He may outgrow his illness, and then his cherished dream will come true – becoming a driver.

We go through checkpoints to get medications and to enjoy silence
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