Nikita was born in 2014. He was a healthy baby boy, meeting milestones and thriving. Then when he was 11 months old he developed viral encephalitis which caused damage to his brain. Shortly after he was diagnosed with spastic tetraparesis. Nikita's parents are young and need all the support they can get.
Nikita needs intensive therapy to regain the skills he lost and improve his physical function.
Can you help us reach our goal?
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.