We then went on to a family which went from 3 siblings of their own to 12 in total through the "family type home" set up under HHC. The answer is humbling since despite having only enough food for their own family they answered the door one evening to 5 of the 25000 Ukrainian street children - hungry, desperate and in need of a bath. The family invited the children in to share their supper, cleaned them, removed lice from their hair and insisted they return again soon. One of these children - George - became a member of the family, passed his exams despite having missed so much schooling and went on to serve in the army. At 13 years old George was the main bread winner in his biological family with his mother and father both alcoholics. When his mother died, George was just 14 years old and seemed destined to a life on the street. Following that night when he and his four friends knocked on the door of the Batursky family, George's life changed forever.