A Mother and Son Flee From the Terror in Ukraine and Make a Life-Changing Decision


January 12, 2023


Iryna Khvorostiana bravely left Ukraine in hopes of protecting her youngest son from the hardships of war. In addition to leaving a country she loved, Iryna's immediate family members remained behind, including her eldest son, who serves in the Ukrainian Air Force. Natasha Pleshkova helped provide a pathway to safety in the U.S. to Iryna and her youngest son, Oleksander, through sponsorship. Iryna and Olesksander found refuge and a welcoming community during this challenging time with Natasha's support.

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