July 6, 2015
By Yevdokia “Dunya” Sheremetyeva (littlehirosima)
Translated from Russian by J.Hawk
[To read Yevdokia Sheremetyeva’s other dispatches from the Donbass, click on the “littlehiroshima” tab above the title.]
Today Zhenya, my fellow volunteer from Lugansk, wrote in livejournal: “Dunya! Zhenya! All is well! We vistited Seryozha today. To be honest, I went there fearful and with heavy heart, afraid he would not be able to stand up on his own which would mean he’d be stuck in that terrible urine-smelling room for the bedridden…You can imagine how happy I was to see him in the retirement home’s yard playing cards with another regular. He was transferred to a comfortable two-person room. We’ll bring him a refrigerator. There are some pretty appetizing smells there. Not every home smells like that. We brought him a few delicacies. Best greetings to you, he asked to pass on his kisses and asked when you are coming again. He said, ‘She’s SOOO…'”
It’s difficult to express my feelings ))) This is an amazing piece of news ))))
You can read about Kutsenko in some of my earlier posts. About the man who lost his house in Khryashchevatoye to shelling last summer. Who lost his leg very recently. Who lived alone in a barrack in unbearable conditions. Who has progressive polyarthritis.
I’ll say one thing, which perhaps many won’t understand.
I feel it’s the elderly, the abandoned, the bedridden, the handicapped, who are the worst affected.
I understand that their life is already behind them, while for the children everything is still ahead. And that it’s our future. Our replacement.
It’s all true.
But perhaps that’s why they are mentioned less often.
Nobody cares about them.
When I see these bedridden elderly in terrible conditions…To say that it makes me feel bad is not enough to express the emotions…Without water, electricity…Many already came through one war and we can’t even imagine what it’s like to experience that horror twice. Many refuse to speak about it. There are only tears in their eyes and endless pain.
But in general, this is very good news)))
And Kutsenko is practically family to us ))))
I think you can see that for yourselves )))
So please celebrate with us!
And, as always, I want to express my thanks to everyone who affected his fate. Everyone who wrote letters of support, transferred money, packages. Especially Lena and Zhenya who found the retirement home and found him a spot. They went through nine rings of bureaucracy to make sure he got a spot. And who constantly visit him.
Sergey Vladimirovich, I’ll see you soon.
I remember that you have quite a sweet tooth ;)))
PS. You know, whenever one sees results like those, happiness simply knows no bounds ) It’s, it’s…
How am to explain it without crying?
And, as always–
If you want contribute to help Sergey Kutsenko or other needy people on the Donbass, contact me through my livejournal account, through Facebook, or via email: [email protected] Everything will be delivered and reported.