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.
Svyatoslav is 13 years old and has cerebral palsy. He lives in Ukraine with his family.
In the autumn of this year, Svyatoslav began to complain of pain in his left leg. After the examination, the doctors were shocked by the condition of the boy's hip joint. The joint completely left the socket and became dislocated, while the difference in length between the legs was 6 cm. The boy is scheduled for an emergency operation. To carry it out, a set of implants is needed for proper fixation of the joint. Without surgery, the pain will intensify and then due to further destruction of the joint, it will be impossible to fix it.
“Svyatik - so affectionately we call him, our special child in a large family,” writes his mother, “but he does not feel his difference, since we all love him very much. He is like a sun - he always smiles warmly. No matter how sad, he will always cheer up his positive and optimistic. "I ask you to help my son get rid of the pain and continue to please us with his happy smile."
$850 is needed for his operation. Can you help Svyatik?