"You need to prepare yourself psychologically, you need to tell yourself that you will have a possibility to get out of your wheelchair. You need to work and do physical therapy. Just laying back and not doing anything will lead to nothing. Legs will not simply stand up and go. You need to adjust your frame of mind and find your motivation," said Pavlo (at right), a major in the Ukrainian army as he works with a physical therapist. He then added, "Son, wife and my parents. This is my motivation."
Pavlo was severely wounded and taken captive by Russian forces during the grueling and large battle for Mariupol. He undergoes physical therapy for multiple hours a day at Nodus, a state of the art neurosurgical and neurological rehabilitation center in Brovary, located just east of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Nodus has a free program supported by an organization named Kran (Crain) that covers the rehabilitation of severely wounded soldiers at the center. More information on how to donate to Kran and assist wounded Ukrainian soldiers: https://www.kran.fund/en/
Brovary, Ukraine, November 10, 2022