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.
After a long labor (over 24 hours) and being refused an emergency c-section, Danyl was born unresponsive. He resuscitated and placed on a ventilator for 5 days. He improved and started to breathe on his own. The doctors in the ICU told his parents he is a fighter. Six months later his parents found out he suffered brain damage during or just after his birth, resulting in cerebral palsy which affects all of his limbs. But they didn't give up on their little fighter. We want to support this beautiful boy and his family. Danyl needs medications and diapers. Can you help?