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Son of Ukrainian immigrants heads to Poland to help displaced families and children

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Courtesy of John Babiak
John Babiak is planning on traveling to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees displaced by the Russian invasion. His parents were forced to flee the country in the 1940s.

John Babiak, of Denver, feels a compunction to help people who struggle. It's a quality his parents instilled in him. In the 1940s, they were displaced from Ukraine. Which is why, despite a congenital heart condition, Babiak soon leaves for Poland to help Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion. The 62-year-old might also cross over into his family’s homeland.