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.
Maxim is 5 years old but is very small and thin for his age. He has Cystic Fibrosis. (Cystic Fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices.) He has ended up in ICU three times in the last 6 months due to pneumonia and low oxygen levels. Doctors have told his family to return home, he must have access to oxygen. The cost of an oxygen concentrator is out reach for his family. This is where you come in! Can you help Maxim have a better quality of life?
Maxim’s mother told us a little about her son - “Maxim is a very intelligent child. He likes to do puzzles, play soccer outdoors. He is a little helper, loves to help his grandmother around the house. Maxim loves to dance, but, due to his illness, he cannot go to dance. Our family is unable to provide Maxim with this equipment. I really want to give the opportunity for my only son to breathe freely, develop and enjoy life like his peers. ”