Two-year-old Mark Radius stopped speaking after Russian missiles destroyed an apartment building near his home in the Ukrainian city of Odesa last summer. The smiling little boy with the soft brown hair, usually so eager to offer visitors peanuts and pretzels and to ask for hugs, began having panic attacks that left him mute.

That’s when his parents knew they had to leave, even if it meant saying goodbye to family members they might never see again.

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What does say when you will not fight to save your own country and choose instead to flee. The life boat does not have an unlimited capacity. Over fill it and it will sink and everyone drowns. FCPS is a perfect example.


Absolutely. Thanks to the couple who opened their home, and welcome to their guests.


Really good people here, thanks for this piece. The war isn't over, America.

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