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.
Life has not been very kind to Vera. And especially the first month after her premature birth: hypoxia, cerebral hemorrhage, meningitis and hydrocephalus. Vera bravely survived all this. And her family never gave up on her. She is now 8 years old. She can sit, stand and feed herself.
She is currently in need of diapers, medicines and more. Can you help Vera?