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.
Maxim is 5 years old and has hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy. He had to be resuscitated at birth and spent time on a ventilator. But he has a strong will to live and made it through, with his family by his side.
Maxim is currently in need of diapers and medicines. Can you help?