June 1, 2023

Part of the funds raised during our March 19 concert “Pianists for Ukrainian Soldiers” was used to pay for the medical treatment ofRoman Kubyshkin. Roman was injured more than a year ago during a deadly fight in Peski on January 22, 2015.

Ksenia Negrey says: “With each coming month, it becomes harder to pay for the rehabilitation of Roman Kubyshkin. Today, thanks to the American Diaspora and the charitable organization United Help Ukraine, we were able to pay the bills for April totaling 44,252 hryvnia (approx $1700)!”

Roman is getting ready for another two surgeries. First, the surgery on his trachea is necessary to allow feeding through the mouth. In addition, there is a good chance it is going to help with his speech restoration. The second surgery is needed to set the skull plate. Both surgeries will be carried out by doctors free of charge. However, the material used for each surgery is very expensive.

“We do not know yet where we will get the funds from. But we know one thing for sure: we cannot stop caring for Roman, and the results of the treatment are just incredible,” Ksenia says. “Doctors are doing wonders! Let us not lose heart: if Roman survived in that deadly fight in Peski, then he is needed for something here in this earth.”