Recently, a heartbreaking picture from the Eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk, where the Ukrainian Army is carrying out the anti-terrorist operation, has flown around the internet. The picture shows a baby boy, Yevheniy Yezekyan, who suffers from cerebral palsy and could not be evacuated because of being connected to an artificial lung ventilation machine.
Almost immediately, activists appeared that worked on setting up a solution to transport Yevheniy out of the battle zone. Natalia Stativko wrote an account of how it happened:
“We have been busy for two days preparing to evacuate Yevheniy Yezekyan from Sloviansk to Kharkiv. This was extremely difficult – just imagine a 8 month old baby who cannot breathe independently, only with the help of a medical ventilator. He can be transported only with a special intensive care ambulance. There were two intensive care ambulances prepared: on in Kharkiv and the other one in Donetsk. With each ambulance there…
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