Ukrainian mom who fled war reflect, plan next moves ahead of Mother’s Day: ‘Like a horrible dream’

Ukrainian mom who fled war reflect, plan next moves ahead of Mother’s Day: ‘Like a horrible dream’

CHICAGO (TOC) — St. Nicholas Cathedral Faculty has welcomed 53 Ukrainian college students because the warfare started in Ukraine.

Most of the youngsters left Ukraine with solely their moms.

“I used to be shocked by all this love and help that was offered to me and Mia and all of the households that confronted such difficult decisions and difficulties,” stated Roksoliana Robak.

Robak is among the many moms who left along with her 5-year-old daughter and her sister, leaving her husband in Kyiv.

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“It was like a horrible dream… you simply do the issues in a vacuum,” Robak stated. “You simply stay with the sensation and anticipate that the subsequent day shall be okay, however sadly not.”

Robak was hosted by her godparents in Chicago and was grateful for the nice and cozy welcome at St. Nicholas Cathedral Faculty. However because the weeks dragged on, she needed to plan forward. She and her daughter are transferring to the Netherlands, the place her firm is headquartered.

“I hope will probably be a good time there and the transfer for there to Ukraine isn’t as far as Chicago,” Robak stated. “Subsequent step, one other strategy to get again to Ukraine as soon as it’s a secure place to stay.”

With all that is happening, Robak stated she is going to seemingly not have a good time Mom’s Day in Chicago or Europe, however she requested Chicagoans to maintain the Ukrainian moms in thoughts this Sunday. They’re all doing their greatest for his or her children for now and hoping to return to a peaceable Ukraine.

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