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.
Veronika and her twin sister were born in 2016. At 6 months old, Veronika had a seizure and was taken to the hospital. Shortly after she was diagnosed with West Syndrome (West syndrome is a constellation of symptoms characterized by epileptic/infantile spasms, abnormal brain wave patterns called hypsarrhythmia and intellectual disability.)
From that moment until the age of two, Veroinchka’s mother traveled around an insane amount of doctors where the phrases sounded: ...... “you have a second healthy daughter, so don’t waste time in vain .... there’s no point!”
In spite of all the enemies, at 2 years old, thanks to the mother’s many hours of occupation and rehabilitologists from a completely lying child, Veronichka learned to sit, choose a toy she likes, stand and started to crawl to keep up with her sister.
Her family are very pleased with the successes of this little but very strong girl in such a short period of time. Today, Veronica needs diapers and special nutrition Maloezhka, as she is gaining weight very poorly.
The father of the children has left the family, so her mother is struggling to raise her children alone. Can you help us purchase diapers and formula for Veronika for the next 3 months?