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.
Orest was born in September 2017. During his birth he was deprived of oxygen, resulting in a hypoxic brain injury. Orest's mother feels his injury was caused by inadequate care she received in hospital during his birth. Orest now has delays in all areas of his development and function and experiences frequent seizures. Orest's father left the family after he was born.
His mother is struggling to support Orest and provide him with what he needs to survive. We want to help cover his basic needs such as formula and diapers so that there is one less thing for his mother to worry about.
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