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. Ukraine is currently in quarantine due to COVID-19. To help some of the most vulnerable, we are purchasing and delivering essential supplies to families of children with special needs in Ukraine.
Nikita was born in 2017. When he was born, the doctors found he has inhaled meconium which affected his breathing. He was put on a ventilator for nine days. After several weeks he was stable enough to go home. His family noticed that his development was delayed. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Nikita is currently in need of diapers and medicines. Can you help?