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.
Violetta is 7 years old. She has chronic kidney failure, left eye ptosis and cardiomyopathy.
"Violetta's life story is riddled with pain and fear since her birth. The baby was born with severe pathologies and a large number of difficult-to-speak diagnoses. The most severe of these is grade 5 kidney disease. She undergoes peritoneal dialysis several times a day.
Violetta has never had her own home. She mainly lives in hospitals, occasionally she is discharged, and then she and her mother move to a rented apartment. Her mother is an orphan, without a home and a husband, there is absolutely no one to help her. And the mother also has three children with whom she cannot live because of the serious illness of her youngest daughter. For more than 7 years, three children have been brought up by her friend.
At the moment, her mother was left completely without means of subsistence. Disability payments for a daughter have been suspended, and it is not yet possible to restore them. Due to the grave condition of her child, they were transferred for treatment to Kiev. How long the family will stay in a strange city, doctors cannot even guess.
Hopelessness. Mom is in a series of troubles and trials. She left her three children behind to save her fourth child. She needs support. Boarding schools do not teach complex problem-solving or how to survive without breaking the law.
In fact, with the proper full-fledged therapy, Violetta could spend half the time in the hospital. A vicious circle: the lack of funds for medicines leads to serious complications and an even greater need for funds for the purchase of medicines. In this situation, only the indifference of strangers can save the baby's life. Also, the question of buying a specialized high-calorie food is urgent: at the age of 7, Viola weighs only 10 kilograms (22 pounds). Due to the critically low weight, she can no longer walk, she simply does not have enough strength. Please help unite the family and save Violetta's life!"
Can you help us purchase medicines for Violetta for the next three months?