" I immigrated to Israel five years ago from Ukraine, and got married. During my pregnancy, I developed preeclampsia (a complication in which there is a danger to the life for both the mother and the child), so our baby was born at the 6th month and thank G-d, survived, despite the dire predictions of doctors...
When our son was born, I had no idea what lay ahead of us, he weighed only 750 grams. Already at three months, the doctors saw that the baby was lagging behind developmentally. He seemed to start smiling, but it did not last long. At six months, he developed epilepsy and his development stopped.
The kid was taking the 5 most complicated medications, from which he was very weak and slept all the time. Many times we were in the hospital with pneumonia, as food would go straight into the lungs. At the moment, everything is in order with his lungs, but he still does not know how to chew.
Now my boy is 4 years old. He has become heavy, he has a tonus that keeps his muscles tense, it bothers him, and does not allow me to bathe him, dress him, feed him and further his development. Many procedures take me a long time, for example, I feed him for about an hour, he has a bad appetite, and I am constantly anxious so that he does not have dystrophy.
Soon he will have an eye operation, I have to prepare all the tests, go around to the many doctors with whom he is registered. To make it a little clearer, my son still does not know how to sit, stand, walk and does not speak at all, only smiles and calls me "aaay". He is in his wheelchair almost all the time.
Our dad works a lot, so the child is mostly on me, and it has become more and more difficult for me to physically take him to clinics and doctors. I also take my son to hydrotherapy and physiotherapy after daycare, as he desperately needs these procedures. It has become too difficult in public transport, and it is too expensive to use taxi services in such quantities.
Thanks to the state, we can get a car that will greatly ease my situation. But to receive it, our financial participation of 40,000 shekels is also required.
We do not have any savings. Moreover, we sit in loans and do not have the opportunity to take out a new one, they simply will not give it. The income that we have (the husband's salary and the child's disability benefit) is completely spent on basic necessities: food, paying bills, various expenses for the child's health and paying off existing debts. They have accumulated since the birth of their son, during which we spent on travel to hospitals and all sorts of procedures, paperwork, disability and absence from work for a certain period of time, we had to use loans. Therefore, we are forced to turn to you for help.
Of course, the car will not solve all our problems, but it will become much easier for me to cope with the everyday difficulties. Such help will save me energy, time and resources. Unfortunately, I also have a serious diagnosis, so it has become a necessity to take care of myself as much as possible and to take care of my health.
Thanks to you, I will be able to devote more time to my health and relieve stressful trips to different corners of the city with my boy."
Raising funds for the financial participation of the parents in the amount of 40,000 shekels, in order to receive a car from the state. Its equipment is immediately intended for transportation of a disabled child. Moreover, the maintenance of such a car is partially or completely covered by the state.