Highlands Ranch woman travels thousands of miles to bring her Ukrainian mother to Colorado – What We Know!

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A Highlands Ranch lady can lastly breathe a sigh of reduction after a month-long course of ended together with her Ukrainian mom’s arrival in Colorado.

Oksana Dovgan is orginally from Ukraine however has known as Colorado residence for the previous a number of years. She is now settled in Highlands Ranch together with her husband and kids.

In mid-March, Dovgan says she realized her mom wanted to go away their residence nation.

“At first, it was exhausting to evaluate instantly how critical all the things was,” she stated. “[My mother] would message, ‘I’m alive,’ each day for a pair days within the very starting, after which she disappeared for a few days.”

Dovgan organized for her mom to journey from Chernihiv, Ukraine, to Warsaw, Poland.

“If my mother is able to go away her residence and pack all the things in a single backpack… I felt that it’s my flip,” the daughter stated. “It’s really time for me to rearrange it for her.”

Dovgan met her mother in Poland, after which collectively, they traveled to Mexico in hopes her mother might lastly acquire entry to america.

“She acquired the humanitarian parole for one 12 months, which is the one entry,” Dovgan stated.

The US has drastically elevated the variety of Ukranians allowed by the southern border through the humanitarian parole course of. The method permits folks to rapidly enter america, however doesn’t present everlasting safety.

“[My mother] says after what she’s been by, she’s simply very grateful to be secure,” Dovgan stated. “I’ve three daughters, so that they’re very comfortable to have grandma with them. And since I’m type of on the secure facet, I wish to be a extra of an lively participant [in helping Ukraine].”