In Ukraine, parents of children with special needs are encouraged to hand their children over to state care. They are told their children are a burden on society. Children are sent to institutions where they are subjected to abuse and neglect. There is minimal support available to parents who fight to keep their children with them. Maya's Hope wants to help relieve some of the burden on these amazing parents and assist in keeping children with their families, where they belong.
Sonia is 6 years old and has cerebral palsy. She is being raised by a single mother. Contrary to the forecasts of doctors, she is a smart, cheerful girl who begins to speak. She confidently holds her head up and now doctors say that if she continues with rehabilitation, then Sonia will sit and walk! This is why she is in need of a stander, so she can spend time every day on her feet. The cost of purchasing one is far out of reach of her mother. Can you help Sonia?