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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Uplifting Ukraine - A chance to host

 

July 18, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle

David and Karissa Rae, of Creswell, pose with their four host children from Ukraine: Maks Muntian, Valya Muntian, Pasha Muntian and Dasha Muntian. The siblings are spending 10 weeks with the Raes over the summer.

Unlike most children from overseas visiting the U.S., 12-year-old Valya Muntian said that the reason she wanted to come to the country was "to get a break from all the difficulties, to feel calm."

She sat at the kitchen table with her three siblings: Maks, Pasha and Dasha, and her host parents Karissa and David Rae, of Creswell. A smartphone equipped with Google Translate was passed around, and the siblings spoke among themselves before one of them would volunteer an answer. The oldest, 15-year-old Maks, said that it's been comforting to have this experience with his siblings by his side.

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