Friends, I never cease to admire you!
Within two days, you transferred more than UAH 22,000 worth of funds to the “Don’t Be a Baobab” campaign together with the Transcarpathian Military Support Movement. And instead of the planned trips to two psycho-neurological boarding schools and 300 gifts, we visited as many as 7 institutions within three days and gave 1038 holiday gifts. Even after the announced two days of fundraising, your help has kept flowing. Your response to the request for help has exceeded expectations.
The idea of doing a naked photo shoot in the mountains will make a person even with arthritis climb with a backpack, break out in seventh sweat, endure the scorching sun and rubbing his boot.
Yesterday I conducted an unannounced monitoring visit to hospice wards based on two district hospitals in the Transcarpathian region, where there are patients with fatal diagnoses who are not even aware that they have such a diagnosis. Unfortunately, for the most part, doctors and medical staff do not have the necessary understanding of palliative care, patients' rights continue to be violated due to a lack of knowledge of staff, and most citizens are still limited in access to adequate comprehensive palliative and hospice care, which provides, in particular, applying of powerful painkillers.
In order to show you the beauty of the winter Carpathians, I had to put on 5 pairs of trousers and 6 jackets, trample ten kilometers of freshly fallen snow and eat several packs of mivina. And I brought photos of the snowy Carpathian Mountains on 2 memory cards of 16 gigabytes each, and I don’t even know how to start and which ones to show you first - I will make a separate photo essay. The winter trip was held under the slogan "break into the mountains and reboot!".
There is a cool kolyba with a Chinese tapestry in the Ukrainian Carpathians under Mount Turkul where at the Last Supper there are 9 apostles and one woman. If you look closely, you can see Chinese noodles on their table. Kolyba is a place where shepherds spend the night, they graze sheep on mountain pastures and meadows in the summer. In simpler kolybas, tourists stop for the night. This is a real luxury in the mountains. We were doubly lucky, we spent the night in a shepherd's kolyba which is not intended for tourists. When you are tired after a day's hike and see this kolyba, you rush to it with all your might even without strength. It was the coolest photo shoot ever. In the morning we ran out for the whole day, took photos and dried ourselves in warmth and comfort in the evening.