Wilton man embarks on risky missions to help Ukrainian refugees

WILTON — A former colleague sent Sean Lentner a photo when Russia first invaded Ukraine.

The photo showed a young boy stranded at the Romanian border after being separated from his mother during their journey.

Lentner, a Wilton resident and independent tech entrepreneur, called the photo ‘profound’ on Friday as he waited in the town of Siret in northeastern Romania, just across the border Ukrainian, before delivering medical supplies to Kyiv.

Lentner works with the AICDL, a local non-governmental organization.

Late Friday, Lentner and his group received a request from the director of the Department of Health and Rehabilitation of the Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration. The plea for help came in the form of a list of needed medications and supplies, ranging from anesthesia, antibacterial drugs, anticonvulsants and medical dressings such as bandages and disposable masks.

He said the plan was to travel on Saturday far into the place most are advised to avoid: the “red zone”.

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