Stony Brook medical student, a Ukraine-native, aims to help country through fundraisers

Stony Brook University medical student Halyna Krylyuk is trying to help the people of Ukraine by setting up fundraisers on Long Island and online.
The 22-year-old is a first-year medical student at Stony Brook University. Even though her mind is on her studies, Krylyuk says her heart is in her native Ukraine, especially her cousin Anna, who is also a medical student living in the western part of the country.
She feels a deep connection to her native country and is inspired by the generosity of other Long Islanders.
Krylyuk is doing what she can from the United States and raising funds to send to her home country. She set up a GoFundMe and raised $5,000 for "Razom" - an organization that delivers medical aid throughout Ukraine.
She also set up a fundraiser at Ralph's Italian Ices and Ice Cream in Stony Brook for Saturday, May 7, and 25% of the proceeds will go toward buying medical supplies for the people of Ukraine.
"You can buy and enjoy a little ice cream and what you have donated for the ice cream is immeasurable for the people of Ukraine," said Krylyuk.
According to Krylyuk, every day the need grows larger, and if it wasn't for the help coming from abroad, they might not have even held on this long,