#WhoLivesAtOurDacha. Dacha Center through the Eyes of Its Residents
They play ball on the street, build “houses” out of chairs and pillows, bake pancakes with their parents in the kitchen, and immediately enjoy them with new friends. They dream together of the day when the last chemo is over, and it is possible to return to normal life.
We are talking about the residents of the Center for Children with Cancer Dacha or, as we lovingly call them here, our Dacha kids. Each of them has its own complicated story that we will tell you without prejudice with the hashtag #wholivesatourdacha.
One such story is about a Dacha newcomer Misha. We are proud of his courage: Misha does not give up because of the disease and has already overcome it morally. Between the cycles of therapy, the boy does not think about bad things but uses his strength to do useful and pleasant things such as walking around Kyiv and playing at the Dacha playroom where he has a lot of toys and can watch his favorite cartoon.
When asked about his first impressions of Dacha, Misha says that he has never seen such a fantastic place before. That’s a house where children forget about the disease, laugh sincerely and are happy to meet you on the doorstep, as a new friend, not just a roommate – it would seem that this is possible only in the movies!
Fortunately, such a house happened to Misha and other Dacha kids in real life and not on the screen. Each of us can support the next step – building our center so that no child with cancer had to stay on the streets: https://zaporuka.org.ua/projects/budivnytstvo-novoho-tsentru-dacha/