Hear My Story
“I stayed in the city for a month after the war started with no food, no water and no gas.”
Victoria Tsuverkalova (48) is from a village in the Luhansk region of Ukraine and is a stroke survivor. She made her way to Modlinska with her two young sons aged 11 and 8. Her oldest son is 27 and is fighting in Ukraine. Her brother was also a soldier in the war but was killed a year ago. Before the war, she worked for 15 years at a candy factory.
“I was expecting the war, but it still came as a shock. I stayed in the city for a month after the war started with no food, no water and no gas – the gas pipes were ruptured. I had my own house, not even an apartment, but in the end, I had to pack a suitcase and leave. We were evacuated by bus and made our way to Lviv. We finally crossed the Polish border on foot and we were taken to Modlinska by bus. In Ukraine, I had a stroke before the war and I am partially disabled. I couldn’t speak for a while but now I am getting better. I feel safe in the center.”
Wika misses her mother and her eldest son, both of whom she left behind. In the future, after the war has finished, she wants to return to her home.
An Ask For Help:
Viktoria has been making excellent progress in her recovery from her stroke but she needs further support in her rehabilitation. She would also like schooling support for her two young sons, so that they can continue with their Ukrainian education.