Whatever path you take in your life, you must always find time to give something back. I struggled much for years as an immigrant as a result of violence. However, because of the kindness of certain people when I needed it most (from the U.S, Ukraine and Russia), I was able to thrive with wonderful opportunities. The leadership and passion of this organization are truly inspiring. Although Ukraine is not my native country nor have I ever visited it, I want to help because I’ve experienced the effects of violence and understand that a little help, and even small opportunities, can go a long way.