Raised in Ukraine by her abusive mother, Diana Prykhodko fled to the streets of Kiev when she was just 9 years old. Through a series of God-orchestrated events, Diana was adopted into an American family.
Diana Prykhodko was born in the former Soviet Union. Her mother struggled with alcoholism and homelessness, frequently inflicting her own deep pain upon Diana. As Diana grew, she experienced more hurt than any child should know. She eventually fled to life on the streets of Kiev to escape, living in abandoned buildings and tunnels beneath the city. But through a series of unlikely events and remarkable people, Diana discovered a very different identity. As Diana expresses it, “The enemy had a plan for my life, but so did my King.” Today, Diana loves to speak up on behalf of vulnerable children in Ukraine and around the globe.