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.
Arthur is 6 years old. He and his twin sister were born prematurely at 29 weeks. Shortly after birth he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (spastic tetraparesis) and epilepsy. To meet his dietary needs he requires 2 different types of formula - Resource Junior and Peptamen. This formula is expensive in Ukraine and his family struggle to afford it on top of his other medical needs (medications, therapy).
If we meet our goal, we can provide Arthur with formula for 6 months!