Ukraine’s Independence Day, observed on August 24th, is a poignant occasion that celebrates the nation’s spirit, unity, unique culture, and unwavering commitment to safeguarding its sovereignty. This year, the Mountain Seed Foundation commemorates this significant day by sharing a story that unfolded atop the summit of Kitzsteinhorn.
Amidst the snowy peaks and icy winds, three children embark on a journey in the mountains while their mother fights for Ukraine in Bahamut. Diana, Artem, and their younger sibling Yeva form an integral part of the founding family and volunteers within Vector of Hope – an organization that aligned forces with MSF right from the inception of the full-scale invasion. In the initial days of the invasion, our partnership with Vector of Hope, a dedicated humanitarian aid entity, proved pivotal in extending support to families who had lost their homes to the clutches of the Russian occupation.
As the sun cast its golden rays over the Healing Base Camp, Yeva(5) paused for a moment and joined their voices with her father in a rendition of “Oi u luzi chervona kalyna” (Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow), a cherished Ukrainian folk song about a small bush native throughout Ukraine called the Viburnum.
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THANK YOU VECTOR OF HOPE
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