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Diana Diadyk

"My friend Olya and I really want peace"

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My name is Diana, I am 14 years old. I’d like to tell you about my life over the past four years.

When the war began, my parents and I moved [from Donetsk] to a village near Chernigov, and then to Mariupol.

At first, I was afraid to talk with other children, because I thought that they would not accept me.

It turned out that I was sitting at the same desk with a girl who also came from Donetsk. Her name is Olya, we immediately became friends. Then I talked only with her and another girl.

I surely missed my home and friends. My friends were lucky, they had the opportunity to go to Donetsk for the holidays, but because of my father's work, I had not.

The first two years it was hard for me, I quarreled with everyone, missed my relatives and friends.

In 2016, my younger brother was born - and we turned into a large family: me, my sister and brother. Then it became even harder, I began to go out less and sit more with my brother and sister.

In the summer of 2016, my mother fell ill, she was taken to the hospital for a week, and I went to her every day and brought food.

In the summer of 2017, I went to a camp for the first time. It was a trip to “Albatross” camp from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. I really liked it there, because there I met children with the same problem. I was distracted from my problems - and it became easier for me.

This year we moved again, but not to a new city, but to a new area. Mom wanted to transfer me to another school, but I declined. It was too difficult for me, since I would be far from friends again. Mom gave my friend - a cat to her friend.

I really wanted to go to the camp from the Foundation again, my hopes were fulfilled. This year Olya went to the camp with me, so it got twice as cool.

Olya and I really desire peace.

For me, peace is a quiet life without moving and parting with friends and family. A state without problems or hassle.

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