Denis comes from a large family who live in a little village in north-west of Ukraine. Denis also has an older brother Valentin with Down’s syndrome. During the war Denis’ family did not move anywhere, since it felt relatively safe in their village. Denis and his family helped the Ukrainian army with volunteer work, packing supplies for the army that are sent to the front lines. There are no jobs now in the village and the family needs financial support. Denis studies in the village school in the 3rd grade. He studies well, but constant black outs prevent a proper educational process.