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.
"I’m Sasha, I’m six years old. I am a beloved son and beloved brother. In my brain, they created me very interesting and special. Because of my illness, I don’t know how to eat, swallow and dribble a lot. So I have a tracheostomy in my throat and a gastrostomy in my stomach. I really like to watch cartoons and go for walks on the street. I often have seizures and my mother calls an ambulance and they take me to the hospital. It is very difficult for us without a portable electric suction pump, we have to take our own stationary one. It is very heavy and cannot be used in ambulance. Therefore, we want to contact you for help so that you can help us purchase Medela portable electric suction pump. With whom we can walk more often on the street and when we need to go to the hospital, we will have a portable electric pump."
Can you help make Sasha's life safer and more enjoyable?