– Photo caption: Mykola receives surgical care within the operating rooms of the Main Military hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine, as part of the Canada Ukraine Foundation medical mission. (Adriana Luhovy for The Globe and Mail)
Mykola Nyzhnykoskyi had both legs and one arm blown off when he stepped on an errant grenade in his small village in the Ukraine. He was destined to be a triple amputee with few prospects until a group of Canadian doctors working on a medical mission in Ukraine heard about him. Now, the Shriners Hospital in Montreal is piecing the 12-year-old back together.
Mykola is being fitted for prosthetic legs for the first time at J. E. Hanger in Montreal. (Adriana Luhovy for The Globe and Mail)
Mykola is pictured with his mother, Alla, while being fitted for prosthetic legs and an arm in Montreal. (Adriana Luhovy for The Globe and Mail)