Warning: Yesenia's story may be distressing to read.
Yesenia was a much wanted baby, born at 37 weeks. It was found that her right hip was dislocated at birth. Her parents were very proud of their little girl.
When she was still an infant she developed encephalitis and became very unwell. She finally recovered from the infection but the damage was done. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and a convulsive disorder.
A misinformed and cruel local doctor told her mother "It is your fault that your daughter is now damaged!"
Her distressed mother was so overcome with despair and guilt that she threw herself from the window of the hospital and died from her injuries.
Yesenia's father was left to raise his daughter alone.
Yesenia recently had surgery to repair her congenital hip dislocation. The little family had to travel to a different country for the much needed surgery because doctors in Ukraine could not / would not perform the surgery.
She is now in need of complex physical rehabilitation that her father cannot afford on his own.
Please help us support this amazing little family who have endured so much!