‘I couldn’t leave my mother to die’: GP tells of her mother’s escape from Ukraine

Dr Natalia Peker used a phone and family contacts to get her mother to safety
Dr Natalia Peker
Dr Natalia Peker.

A few weeks ago, Dr Natalia Peker left her farm in Goulburn and drove to Sydney Airport, where she was reunited with her mother, Larissa.

It had been seven years since they last saw each other. But times had changed. Larissa arrived holding her suitcase, the only thing she had left because she had just escaped with her life from Ukraine.