How can one measure an award’s worth? A weird question maybe, but today, as I received an award from Ukraine, a badge “For Gallantry and Compassion,” I had somewhat mixed feelings. Certainly I am insanely happy but at the same time I know many who are more worthy of such appreciation – life-saving medics at the front lines, volunteers doing the impossible and, in context of our organization, all those our supporters who all in all have donated hundreds of thousands of euros. Regardless of the name on the certificate, this award is to all of you. You are my people, and I want you to know that I am yours!
Thus, if the award is a testament to our ability to stand together as one, then its worth is immeasurable.
Thank you!
Sven Salumets
Member of NGO Vaba Ukraina