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Nick Bondarenko, Technology Practice Lead

Heroes of Doxy.me: One Man’s Life-Changing Intuition

Nick Bondarenko, Technology Practice Lead

Nick Bondarenko didn’t know why he wanted to fill up his gas tank at three in the morning, nor did he know why he decided to drive to the Hungarian border instead of Poland. Still, he listened to his inner voice and escaped from Ukraine with his family with less than ten minutes to spare before martial law was declared.

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Maria Savchenko, Product Manager

Heroes of Doxy.me: Learning War-Life Balance

Maria Savchenko, Product Manager

Maria and her family were as prepared as they could be for the war, and evacuated to Western Ukraine quickly. After more than 50 days at war, she describes how she—and other Ukrainians—have learned to live their lives during the war.

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Heroes of Doxy.me: A Brit Volunteering in Ukraine

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When Russia invaded Ukraine, James decided he should help however he could. His decision would take him on a long and eventful journey into Ukraine, where his real challenges would begin.

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Heroes of Doxy.me: Becoming Only Ukrainian

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Nikita has continued his work and his life while his wife serves as a medic in the Ukrainian armed forces. However, Nikita—alongside many other Russian-Ukrainians—is fighting a war of change within himself as he renounces his Russian side and begins to only embrace his Ukrainian heritage.

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Heroes of Doxy.me: You Only Have Time for What Matters

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Kate Semenova lived 20 minutes from the Kyiv airport. She was jolted awake by the bombs that fell on February 24, 2022, and her life was changed forever. With family in tow, she fled to Western Ukraine.

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Heroes of Doxy.me: The Trials of Loss and Separation

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Heroes of Doxy.me: Russians in the House

Nikolay Martynenko, Software Engineer

Nikolay and his family waited a few days after the start of the war to watch how things would turn out. The plan backfired when the Russian military arrived in his backyard, sending Nikolay and his family into hiding for ten days.

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Oleksandr Khotemskyi, Practice Lead

Heroes of Doxy.me: From Peace to Active Service in 24 Hours

Oleksandr Khotemskyi, Practice Lead

Oleksandr heard the missiles exploding at 5 a.m. on the morning of February 24th. After trying to evacuate his parents across the Polish border all day, he volunteered as a paramedic for the Ukrainian forces.

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Heroes of Doxy.me: Data Scientist Diagnoses Russia and Its People

Peter Zdebskyi, Data Scientist

Still living in Western Ukraine, Peter has experienced the invasion more personally than some other citizens. As a data scientist he’s used his skills to aid his country’s cyber efforts—in his free time, he’s sought to understand his country’s enemy as best he can.

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Heroes of Doxy.me: Leaving No Dog Behind

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When Russia invaded Ukraine, Yulia and her husband had already prepared to flee Kyiv to the West—but they hadn’t prepared to bring four other people and three animals with them. However, like many other citizens, their journey wouldn’t take them outside of Ukraine.

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Heroes of Doxy.me: An American CEO Journeys Into Ukraine

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Shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, doxy.me CEO Brandon M. Welch decided to visit his Ukrainian team in Lviv. Along the way he encountered an enthusiastic Brit, loads of car troubles, and the resiliency of people we call heroes.

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Heroes of Doxy.me: An American Living in Ukraine

Heath Morrison, CTO

Doxy.me CTO Heath Morrison recounts when and how he fell in love with the country of Ukraine, and shares his unique perspective on the war as an American who’s lived in Ukraine for many years.

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Heroes of Doxy.me: “Nobody Had a Plan”

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What is Heroes of Doxy.me? 

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We know people in Ukraine. They’re our coworkers and friends. Heroes of Doxy.me tells real stories from the Russian invasion of Ukraine—what our employees went through and what they’re going through now—in their own voices.

We have turned over the doxy.me podcast to these stories at the request of our Ukrainian colleagues. They want you to hear their stories. Listen to the podcasts, and buy a We Stand with Ukraine shirt. All of the proceeds will go to charitable organizations hand-selected by our Ukrainian colleagues.

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