I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Simonova-KseniyaKseniya Simonova (married name: Kseniya Paskar), is Ukrainian sand animation artist, born April 22, 1985.

She is the 2009 winner of the TV contest Ukraine’s Got Talent, which is part of the Got Talent series. She is a performance artist in sand animation and a philanthropist.

In June 2008, Simonova and her husband Igor Paskar founded a local open charity organization “Live, my Sun!” to assist ill children and adults, pregnant women, young mothers and orphans. She is a Pro-life advocate. The organization works with the Orthodox Christian church and the Crimean diocese.

She creates sand videos to raise money for medical needs of children in Crimea. In her interviews, Kseniya says that she feels the greatest pleasure from helping others, much more than from buying cars, villas or jewellery. She is sure that God gave her a very special talent – an ability to tell the stories of those who need help – with sand.