Barbie of Olympic champion Harlan helped to treat 17 soldiers
The proceeds from the sale of a Barbie doll by Ukrainian fencer Olha Harlan helped 14 soldiers undergo rehabilitation and three more underwent surgery
This is reported by Tribuna.com, according to Espreso.At the end of this summer, Ukrainian fencer Olha Harlan put up a personal copy of a Mattel Barbie doll for charity auction.
The highest bid for the lot was $10,400 from a buyer from Italy. The proceeds from the sale went to the BODRO clinic in Novovolynsk, Volyn region. They were spent on the rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers who were wounded as a result of the war.
The clinic said that the proceeds from the sale of the doll helped to provide a full course of rehabilitation for 14 soldiers and to operate on three Ukrainian defenders.
Earlier, the fencer said that this Barbie doll is unique not only because it is the only one in the world, but also because it is "the personification of a girl who at any time and in any conditions finds motivation to do her best, who is an example for little girls to strive for their dreams and achieve their goals."