A Ukrainian mom scribbled her contact info on her daughter's back as the war erupted.
Aleksandra Makoviy couldn't stop the violent trembling of her hands.
The sound of bombs raining down on nearby streets of Kyiv, on the first day of the war in Ukraine, made it almost impossible to steady a pen on her daughter's tiny, naked back – and it was imperative to get the information down.
In the end, it was a messy scrawl: Vira Makovii, 10-11-19 – her child's name and birthdate.
It was followed by two phone numbers, one belonging to "Mama," the other to "Papa."
"My hands were deeply shaking and that's why it's so horribly written," Makoviy told NPR in a phone interview.
Still, the message was clear enough that if the unthinkable happened, if somehow the petite 2 1/2-year-old were separated from Makoviy and her husband as the family tried to flee the capital city, the child could be reunited with them.