|Most recent photo of Anya|
If you are so inclined, you can do a few things for Anya:
1. PRAY THAT WE GET HER HERE ASAP! I am applying for Humanitarian Parole today in Anya's behalf, even though I have been told for 6 years that she is not eligible. I am being told that now she qualifies. (Who knew a gunshot wound would be good for something?) I have a wonderful woman at CCAI in Washington helping, as well as some contacts at the State Dept. Pray for them, too. Pray that they find the swiftest and easiest paths to get Anya's visa approved as soon as possible, and that all things related to this move SWIFTLY AND SURELY.
2. Help give Anya hope in the meantime. Even if things move swiftly, she will likely be stuck in the hospital there for months. She needs inspiration and lots of love! Will you send a card? Here is my address. You can send cards to Anya and I will make sure they get to her in the fastest possible time. If we cannot get Anya here by September, I am going to fly over there myself. (I cannot fly safely right now as you all probably know) Please send any cards or letters (IN RUSSIAN or with a Russian translation provided) to:
ANYA TUROVININA (Аня Туровинина)
c/o THE CAHILL FAMILY
18 CORNELL RD
MARBLEHEAD, MA 01945
Anya loves photos, so please feel free to include a photo of yourself, your family, or something beautiful to inspire her!
3. If you know anyone flying directly to Kemerovo in the next 2 weeks, please give them my contact info. I would love to send things with them for Anya. Her hospital is located right downtown, on the same street as the Kuzbass Hotel. It would be easy for any visitor to find.
|Anya's first driving lesson. We had JUST payed off the driving school
and she had had only 2 weeks of lessons when she was shot.
It was her biggest dream to get her license.