World Diabetes Day 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine

13 February 2023

Last November 14, on World Diabetes Day 2022, as Kyiv was facing multiple missiles attacks, the International Diabetes Association of Ukraine organised several creative activities for children living with diabetes in the bomb shelter of the Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital.

The artist Yana Vlasenko-Bernadsk helped children paint separate elements which were then combined into the “Tree of Life”, with each flower representing the children hiding in the shelter as one big family – Ukraine.

Next to this, children were helped to create a model made of plaster of the world-famous bomb-sniffing dog, Patron.

The creative workshop was also attended by the famous Ukrainian singer Dmytro Monatik who sang his songs with children and their parents.

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