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.
Sasha and Anna are siblings who live with their family in Ukraine. Sasha is 6 and has cerebral palsy. His family has worked hard, doing therapies at home. Thanks to their efforts he is able to walk. His little sister, Anna, is 5 years old and has spina bifida. Anna has minimal movment and sensation in her lower boy. She is unable to stand or walk.
It's hard enough in Ukraine to raise one children with additional needs, this family is raising two!
They need our help to purchase diapers, wipes and vitamins for their children for the next 6 months. Can you help?