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.
"Vika was born on January 5, 2014. The birth was very difficult, 30 hours. In utero poisoning of the amniotic fluid occurred, which led to fetal hypoxia. 3 weeks in the intensive care unit and two in the neonatal pathology unit. The doctors did not make any positive predictions and strongly recommended we abandon our child. But we couldn't do it. We made the decision to fight for our girl. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Despite the fact that Victoria intellectually develops like ordinary children, and is physically developed at her age, unfortunately, she still does not walk on her own and does not talk. Vikusya is a very bright and purposeful child! At the moment, she knows the alphabet, living objects and inanimate animals, colors, numbers. She remembers new people, walks with support, sits almost herself. Gradually learning to pick up objects. We really hope that they will be able to help us. This is our chance to talk and start moving independently! I ask you for help! We cannot do it alone!" - Vika's mama.
We need to raise US$1200 for Vika's therapies. Can you help?