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Russian-born Dentist Does Pro Bono Dental Work for Ukrainian Refugee

June 8, 2022

On a recent morning in Solana Beach, Olena Vorobiova sat down for a dental procedure delayed by the war in Ukraine.

“We are in a very serious and heartbreaking situation,” Vorobiova said in translated Russian. “We have nothing other than our travel suitcases and are completely dependent on the volunteers helping us.”

Vorobiova is from Ukraine’s capital city Kyiv. She was on vacation in Mexico with her husband and teenage son when Russia invaded. The family sought haven in the United States by crossing the border in San Ysidro.

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