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.
“Vika was born at 38 weeks of gestation and went into respiratory arrest after a difficult birth. She had to be resuscitated. This led to a number of diagnoses - epileptic encepholopathy, West syndrome, epilepsy and tetraparesis. Doctors tied our hands for a long time, they said the child would not live, would not survive. We were constantly on hormone therapy, 4-5 drugs at the same time, constantly had pneumonia, in intensive care. We practically lived in hospitals. Vika is now 5 years old and we celebrated the second New Year at home, in a stable condition. We study and try to rehabilitate ourselves. We lost our housing with the birth of Vika, as well as all savings, courts with housing, my father was ill with cancer, a lot of finances were spent. We are still repaying debts. And we continue to treat Vika, and we live in a rented apartment, Vika takes the foreign drug Sabril, we really need this supply, winter is coming. We are financially exhausted. We need a supply, it's hard with closed borders. Help us please.”
Can you help us provide Vika with medicine for the next 3 months?