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Ukraine: The Plight of Irina Gavrisheva

Jeff Mowatt draws attention to the plight of wheelchair-bound Irina Gavrisheva, who “writes and publishes website appeals and articles about helping sick children of Zaporozhye, on behalf of the Happy Child fund” – and needs money for a surgery herself.


  • It is true, Irina Gavrisheva (Ira) needs help. To my mind she is a Ukrainian National Treasure. To learn much more about Ira please go to Her photo is at the top of the home page, click there. At the bottom of the home page there are links to her works and what others say. Check the Blog page also.
    Thanks so much for your interest.
    David Cottrell

  • There is a new update – Irina Gavrisheva is now also at the top of the home page of There are links to her near death. You are offered her original Russian, also translated into English and also into Spanish. She needs a heart pacemaker to prevent her heart from stopping again.
    David Cottell

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