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Ukraine to Boone: One family's journey from war

Misha didn’t know why, but he had a feeling. He had to ensure his car was fueled up and ready to go. It was approximately 1 a.m. on Feb. 24.

Before the war

Misha, Danny and Mary before the war in Ukraine.

Before the war

Before the war, Misha and his family — Anna, Mary and Danny — liked to go on adventures.

Danny with home alone set

Danny with the Home Alone Lego set the Polish family had bought without knowing why.

Bus stop

For two days, Anna, Mary, Danny and Tetiana stayed at a bus stop in Tijuana waiting to cross into America. 


Marc, Reci, Anna, Danny, Mary and Tetiana.

Ukraine to Boone

The welcome committee for Misha as he landed in Charlotte.

Misha and Anna

Misha and Anna before the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine to Boone welcome home

Neighbors and members of Marc and Reci’s church welcomed Misha to Boone.

Ukraine to Boone: Parkway school

Mary and Danny at Parkway School.

Ukraine to Boone

Anna standing in the doorway of her new home. 

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