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Support Stories from Ukraine

We are posting a series of articles with stories from our employees in Ukraine in their own words.  Each of our team members listed below has shared some of their perspective of life during the war.


After the initial shock, Madison, her partner, and their dog were able to temporarily move to a safer region in Ukraine, driving past the burnt-out cars littering the highway at the time.  To read more, click here.


When the full-scale invasion shattered Tyler's plans for the future, he made new ones and has since made huge impact through his volunteer work.  To read more, click here.


While her mom refused to leave, Pauline crossed three borders and was able to use her knowledge of five languages to not only continue doing volunteer work, but to do important work for the Ukrainian consulate in Germany.  To read more, click here.


An attack on Kyiv seemed unthinkable to Lily, but on February 23rd she bought emergency supplies while running errands just in case.  The very next day, the first missiles hit Kyiv and she made her way to safety through a changed city.  To read more, click here.


A visit to her parents' home became an unexpected refuge for Nelly when bombing began in Ukraine on February 24th.  As explosions became more frequent, it was time to move west to safety.  To read more, click here.


The first explosions of the war caught Mia and her family off guard at home in Irpin.  As shock turned into understanding, Mia and her daughter left to seek refuge, while worrying for their family caught in the struggle at home.  To read more, click here.


Having decided to stay home in Kyiv, Alex along with her mother and cats have been in a place removed from most of the action.  She tries to salvage as much of normal life as she can while helping in the war effort.  To read more, click here.


It took Julia and her husband, with just their cat and two suitcases, three attempts to escape Irpin but they managed to get to a safe place.  To read more, click here.


When the attacks on Kyiv began, the northern part of the city became quite dangerous and vulnerable to attacks.  So Brandon gathered his family together to get out to a safer part of the country.  To read more, click here.


The war caught Nancy in a part of central Ukraine without access to a bomb shelter.  As she and her family seek the best shelter available, they're prepared for evacuation if needed.  To read more, click here.


The sounds of explosions are not new to Kate, who already had to flee the war in the East five years ago.  To read more, click here.


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