Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction

Beyond Borders - Stories of Bravery, Dignity and Kindness From Ukraine

April 13, 2022

This is a very special episode as Dr. Danielle Belardo welcomes Ukrainian American physician Dr. Marianna Blokh and her mother, Natalia Blokh, to discuss the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war on their lives and the lives of their loved ones, some of whom are still in Ukraine. Both Marianna and Natalia assisted with translating via facetime 24 hours a day for Danielle as she supplied medical attention to Ukrainian refugees crossing the border into Poland. The medical tent was the first stop and the bravery, dignity, and pain of the women, children and elderly individuals seeking refuge was undeniable. On today’s episode, Danielle shares her experience working at the border, updates listeners on a few of the inspiring people she met, and breaks down some of the misinformation and misconceptions about the war.      Special thanks to Marianna and Natalia, for their selfless dedication and willingness to share their story during these incredibly difficult times. Also, many thanks go out to all of the volunteers and non-profit organizations helping Ukrainian refugees and those impacted directly by the war, especially those who are unable to leave Ukraine. Praying for peace.     If you are able, please donate to the humanitarian efforts for those in Ukraine.   GoFundMe for Tim and Lena  Rescuers Without Borders  World Central Kitchen    Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute to a generation that values fact over fiction! Be sure to rate, review, and follow on your favorite podcast app and let us know which not-so-wellness trend you’d like to hear debunked. Follow your host on Instagram @daniellebelardomd and the podcast @wellnessfactvsfiction.     Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible. Check out these deals just for you:  POLICYGENIUS - Head to policygenius.com to get your free life insurance quotes  TALKSPACE - visit talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month when you use promo code drdanielle at sign-up.  DIPSEA - go to dipseastories.com/drdanielle for a free 30 day trial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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