Anastasiia Seleznova is a 25-year-old Ukrainian attending the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Canada. Her mother was visiting from Ukraine when a phone call came in. "The war knocked on our door Feb. 24. My best friend called me around our 10 p.m. and the first thing I heard was the air alert on that side of the phone and I understand that something wrong," Seleznova said. Anastasiia turned desperation into action. She launched a GoFundMe campaign to cover the cost of her trip to Poland and bring her 9-year-old sister, Yasieniia, over to Canada. Anastasiia's best friend offered to travel from western Ukraine to Kharkiv, pick up her sister, and meet Seleznova in Krakow. Once the best friend was in Peremyshi, a stranger offered to drive them nearly four hours to meet Anastasiia in Krakow. Anastasiia and Yasieniia are now in Winnipeg with their mother. Anastasiia realizes that although she loves Winnipeg, she is hosting a mother and sister who do not choose to call the place home. She has taken them to Assiniboine Park to see the deer and to the Forks to take pictures. "I try show them the world outside of war," she said.

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