– Mother. How do you hide the feud? Alevtina is afraid of alarms, Alevtina is afraid of everything.
The words came from Alexandra Zoravel’s 18-year-old son. He tried to make his mother understand that the only right thing was to leave him, to save the life of his mentally retarded (8) little sister Alevtina.
Zhuravel (38) and Alevtina are now among the refugees who took refuge in the Benedictine Sisters’ Convent in Jaroslaw, Poland.
– I didn’t really want to travel, because my son had to stay there. Zhuravel says, but I had to prioritize saving Alevtina because she is such a special child Reuters.
Although they are safe in Poland, the young family is worried all the time. Alevtina is under financial pressure and reacts to the sound of helicopters flying over the area.
– Eleftina is still very scared. We try to distract her by taking her to the pool and going for a walk. We’re going as far as we can go, and little by little you’re getting quieter, says Zhuravel.
The monastery in Jaroslav has a swimming pool and recreation center. The little family is lucky to be here.
At home in Ukraine, there are still many families with children with special needs who cannot escape. There are also many children with disabilities who are abandoned, although the vast majority are cared for by anxious parents.
– Thank God Petro does not understand what war is. I know his scream is mine, writes Anastasia Stipola Instagram.
She is the mother of an autistic child. Routine and getting used to this habit are very important for these children. Job level varies greatly. Some understand what war is and some do not.
What these children have in common is that they are very sensitive. Stipola writes that even if they don’t understand war, they feel it.
Stipola is the founder of the organization «happy day» Who advises parents and helps them in the same difficult situation. She and Petro are now safely in Italy, and says Petro is well adapted to the new environment and rules.
Monday was World Autism Awareness Day, and Olena Zelenska, wife of President Volodymyr Zelensky, spoke to this group of children.
The First Lady often refers to women and children’s experiences of war on social media.
On Instagram, she writes about children abandoned by their parents, unable to take care of them. Also brand for newborns.
Almost all of them have some form of disability, Zielinska writes.
Up to nine convoys with dozens of orphans with various diseases and disabilities on board have been evacuated to Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland, according to the first lady.
Here they are received and given the treatment they need. Zelenska thanks everyone who participated.
Elifina calms down when she is in the therapeutic bath attached to the monastery in Poland
Photo: Reuters/Hannah McKay
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