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.
"My pregnancy was proceeding very well, tests were always normal. Only on the fourth ultrasound during hospitalization before childbirth was it discovered that one of the ventricles of the brain is dilated. Discharged us from the hospital with a diagnosis Hydrocephalus and recommended to be observed by specialists as an outpatient. In appearance Nikita was completely healthy - he ate, slept and developed, like my two older girls. But tests done in early April showed that hydrocephalus has not disappeared, and the baby's condition worsens. The day after MRI I noticed that Nikita stopped smiling and responded to sound, became sedentary. So we ended up in the hospital, where we have been for two weeks.The plan was an operation to install a shunt, but it had to be postponed and an operation to install external drainage was done. And then, when the inflammation goes away, an internal shunt will be placed.We are a large family (with three children). We live modestly, so all our reserves are gone for Nikita’s treatment, and we don’t have money for a shunt. I am an orphan myself, and there is no one to help. My husband is temporarily unemployed during quarantine. It is hard to accept this situation, but there is no other way out - the main thing is that Nikita lives and stays with us. We ask you to assist in the purchase of a shunt. Be healthy! Thank you!"
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