Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently visited a Ukrainian soldier who was brought to Vail, Colorado for medical treatment. The soldier, Roman Denysiuk, was assisted by a locally-founded non-profit called Limbs For Liberty. Kelli Rohrig, co-founder of Limbs For Liberty, requested that Hetfield pay a visit to the patient. After meeting Denysiuk and Igor Voinyi, Hetfield left a sticky note on Rohrig’s car saying, “You made my day.”
It was unexpected said Voinyi. I didn’t even believe it was him at first. It was very brief, but it was a warm meeting. It would be great to meet him around a campfire and have a drink, rather than at the hospital.
Limbs For Liberty partners with physicians and physical therapists to provide prosthetics to Ukrainians who have lost their limbs in war. Unlike other non-profits, Limbs For Liberty does not accept any money for their efforts. In fact, Rohrig and her husband have spent around $30,000 on multiple trips to Ukraine and related expenses, according to The Aspen Times.
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I’ve always been fascinated by people who are willing to risk their lives to assist others she told Vail magazine. So, when the war started, I thought this was the moment to go and assist the people, and that’s exactly what I did.
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