When Children Die: Okhmatdyt is a place that ‘smells like death’

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Nov. 23, 2012, midnight | Ukraine — by Svitlana Piskunova

Sonia Sitkina, the daughter of Vladimir and Natalya Sitkin of Kyiv, died on Sept. 18 of acute myeloid leukemia. She was nearly four years old. The snapshot was taken six days before her death.
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The chemotherapy unit at the Center for Children’s Oncohaematology is on the second floor of the national Okhmatdyt Hospital in Kyiv.  

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