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.
Zhenya has overcome so much. Due to doctors not identifying he was in distress in the womb and a difficult birth he was born not breathing and had to be resuscitated. He spent his first 3 months of life in hospital.
He has many diagnosis: cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis with persistent motor disorders, delays of psycho-speech development, secondary microcephaly and symptomatic epilepsy.
But this boy is a fighter! Please help him reach his potential by having access to intensive physical therapy! Without your help, he would not be able to attend therapy.