When in 2014 Sergyi Babskyi, a Ukrainian soldier in the war-torn Donbas, was injured in a grenade launcher attack, he suffered burns to about 40 percent of his body. After couple of months of treatment in hospital in Ukraine, Babskyiwas in despair and fearing he might die.
But then he was rescued by an organization he hadn’t even heard of before.
The Ukrainian Federation of America (UFA) learned of his case and offered help. He was sent to the United States for vital skin transplant surgery, with all expenses covered by the federation.