I cherish the picture used in this article for three reasons:
1.) The plastic drawer storage pictured behind me became one of my little projects during my time in Poland. That was our on-site "pharmacy". Thanks to Dr. Mary Tao and her network they donated many over-the-counter medications and supplies to help us help the refugees.
2.) In the photo with me are George Michelson and Dr. Yelena Kolezeva. As you all know, operations and logistics are my thing - medicine not so much - but when mothers and children are in need, you go all-in. Between the three of us, plus Tara Wilson Knuth and Don Hutchens, we had a smooth running pop-up clinic (on more than one occasion) in the Best Western-Felix. I'm grateful I could work along all of them and Dr. Tao and Dr. Anastasia Shnitser.
3.) It shows global community at work and that's what this world needs more and more of. With help from Svitlana Pakholkova Shuportiak, Andrew Dimakis, and Brian Wallingford from afar, we got the little boy the emergent care he needed. Check out the article for full details.
P.S. Just because the Lincolnites are back in Nebraska doesn't mean our volunteering to help Ukrainians has stopped. We continue to keep and make new connections to help these refugees as the war in Ukraine continues. Please consider a donation to Operation Safe Harbor-Ukraine: https://operationsafeharborukraine.com/
1,000 pounds of medicine: How Nebraskans are helping get medical care to Ukrainians fleeing war