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Unrest in Ukraine hits home for one Marshfield woman

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MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - At the Ministry St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Marshfield, Olga Oney works as a certified nursing assistant helping sick children.

"It's an incredible opportunity to help people,” says Oney.

A native of southern Russia, Oney says she left home to pursue the American dream.

Her parents still live on the border of Russia and Ukraine, the forefront of all the unrest between the two countries.

"I'm concerned about the people who are dying. Who are trying to protect whatever they are protecting back in the Ukraine," says Oney.

Oney tries to reach out to her parents as much as possible.

"Having a Skype helps me to at least send a short text message with updates. 'How are you doing? Are you safe?'"

For Oney, watching events unfold in Ukraine becomes surreal.

"It's kind of hard for me. I wish things were back to normal and i wished it never happened.”
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