These stories are written by Olga, a nurse who at one time worked at an orphanage for children with disabilities in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Through her work there she fell in love with these uniquely gifted orphans and saw for herself that children with disabilities should have the same opportunities as that of a “normal” child. She has worked tirelessly in her free time to bring them out of the orphanage to the public at large, so the general society could see that their lives do not need to be spent in an institution



Vitalik is 20 years old and this year he finishes school and moves to live in a nursing home. This guy is like the sun, and not just because he has red hair. He has a radiant smile and a sympathetic heart.

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This extraordinary girl is called Iya. This girl is 14 years old. She has a diagnosis of spinal hernia. This girl has a lot of talents. She has a very beautiful voice and she sings well.
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This is Slavik and he is 16 years old. Throughout his conscious life he has realized he is an orphan, until this year. This year he found his parents but he continues to stay in the orphanage.
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This is Denis he is 10 years old. The energy in this boy is enough for 100 Duracell batteries. His diagnosis is of infantile cerebral palsy. He is an orphan without parents.
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Nikita was born with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy spastic diplegia. He is 14 years old. He is Mr. friendliness. He likes to communicate with different people and always talks very much.
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Lisa and Nastya

This is Lisa (left). She is 13 years old. She has a twin sister. She is called Nastya (right). Girls have parents but they still live in an orphanage.
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