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Among those needs and troubles that await elderly people or families at-risk in Moldova are some particularly hard cases, be they kids who require an urgent surgical operation, lonely old people cut off from electricity or their water supply because of utilities debts. Thanks to your kind support we may help these people survive.
Room to Move
Her smiling face shines from the sunny room where her daughter plays—and also from the newspaper, where the two are pictured riding a horse. Clava works hard to keep her four year-old daughter Irina progressing in her struggle with Cerebral Palsy, including saving money to spend time with horse-riding.
“She loved it, especially feeding the horses,” Clava said. “It’s not just physical, it’s emotional as well.”
Their story was featured in on the November 22nd edition of the Komsomolskaya Pravda in Moldova. Time with horses is available in other countries, but here is expensive, so Irina is limited to one month of time a year. But even this brings big benefits for her balance.
The SOS program came to the aid of the family recently in buying a new baby carriage. The last one broke five months ago during treatment in Ukraine and since then Clava has been carrying her daughter around in her arms.
“I will not put my daughter in an invalid’s chair,” Clava said. “A good chair should collapse when you kick it once so that you can climb onto public transport with your child under your arm.”
Beyond the carriage, Jewish Family Services and SOS have provided for medicine through this winter for this hard-working family. Courtesy of these organizations they also received a well-built table and chair for Irina, so that Clava can take care of the house and leave Irina to draw.
With all of the emotion, time and energy Clava pours into the care of her daughter, she enjoys the chance to spend some time to herself on rare occasions. Her parents live nearby and watch after Irina while Clava goes to the market or to an aerobics class.
“They are mostly girls in the 6th and 7th grades there,” she says, smiling. “But I like it. I have no problems with that.”
In September 2007 additional operation will take place, which we believe will help Irina. Those who are not indifferent to the fate of this young girl please help in gathering money for this operation. The cost of operation is $3,000. We look for your kind-heartedness. If you are ready to help, please contact us on +373 22 509 668 or firstname.lastname@example.org