Whether Vera will begin school with her peers depends on the treatment that she receives, or doesn't receive, in the next few years. For a stable improvement, Vera needs constant treatment. But her mother can only afford private therapy once a month. A single visit to a neurologist costs a significant share of her income.
A young Ukrainian couple walks hand in hand along the railway line. (This summer scene was photographed in 2012). The neatly “trimmed” appearance of the tunnel is thanks to a prospering business which operates 24/7 at the far end of the track.
The Surprising Story Behind Ukraine’s 'Tunnel of Love'