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The day that changed everything
A single day can divide a parent's life in two: before the diagnosis and after. Sooner or later, a parent adapts to whatever God gives them to carry, for their child, fights tirelessly, searches for solutions, doctors, appropriate therapies and clings to every sliver of hope. They know that a small hope can become, in time, a miracle. What brings…, Our powers, united , The first big turning point in Denisa's life was when a severe epileptic seizure at the age of 4 sent her straight into a coma. Doctors gave her very little chance of survival then. "2 weeks" sounds like a sentence and these are words that carry with them a crushing power. "It's a miracle if she lives for two more weeks, ma'am," doctors told…, Good people and communities , It's been four years since the Corbasca community team has had Denisa in the spotlight. The friendship between Denisa and the physiotherapist looking after her at the Integrated Community Centre in Corbasca, which opened in 2021, is starting to bear increasingly visible fruit. "I feel a joy when I see her, because I like children. I've been…, UNICEF in Denisa's life , UNICEF supports the progress of children with disabilities and their families through Integrated Community Centres, where access to needed specialist services is free of charge and accessible in their communities. In these centres, parents find support from therapists in areas such as physiotherapy, speech therapy, psychological counselling - much…, Make a difference in children's lives too! , We would like these Integrated Community Centres to become a constant reality in all areas of Romania and we need your help. You can make a difference in the lives of these children right now with a monthly online donation that helps us continue the work of the Integrated Community Centres for vulnerable children. Together we can make life a…
Inclusion of Children and Young People with Disabilities in Routine General Health Care
This Practice Guide aims to help UNICEF-supported health programmes to integrate UNICEF’s commitment to disability inclusion. The Guide provides a series of indicative actions for disability inclusion at each stage of the programme cycle. It focuses on systems-wide (e.g. CRPD-compliant budgeting) and service-specific (e.g. newborn care,…
Disrupted normality, undisrupted learning
IASI, ROMANIA. For the last two months Lilia, 7, is attending classes for Ukrainian children in one of the UNICEF-supported centers in Iasi, Romania. These classes are based on a Ukrainian curriculum and are adapted for Lilia, who has a developmental delay and experiences difficulties with learning. “Every morning Lilia asks me ‘Am I going to the…, Learning helps Ukrainian children with disabilities get a sense of normality , After arrival to Romania, Eugenia introduced Lilia to online classes organized by a school in Ukraine, but Lilia’s attention span was very short, and it was hard for her to stay concentrated. When Eugenia learned about the classes organized with a Ukrainian teacher with the support of UNICEF in Iasi, she decided to give it a try. Now, every…, Teacher without borders , Galina Vlasenko from Kiev is a very experienced teacher and back in Ukraine she was teaching children English and French language classes. She also fled Ukraine and came to Romania with her family. She first started volunteering as a teacher for a small group of Ukrainian children and later with the support of UNICEF was offered an opportunity to…
Donate for Cristian and other vulnerable children
When he was born, Cristian weighed a little over 1 kilogram, the size of a doll, and had a severe illness, due to which he could not walk: spastic quadriparesis. Cristian and his older brother, Matteo, are raised by their grandmother since their mother left for Italy, back when the little one had not even learned to say "mommy, I love you!".…
Help and hope for Denisa
At almost 10 years of age, a girl from the village of Corbasca, in the county of Bacău, diagnosed with spastic diplegia, can only move around in the wheelchair that her mother pushes. She cannot walk, and her misfortune is furthered by other life-harrowing ailments, including epilepsy. Between crisis and hope Denisa’s face lightens up when mother…
Confined to a wheelchair, Nicolas dreams of being able to fly one day
A child with long-lashed green eyes dashes to the gate. He is in a wheelchair operated by a few buttons. Behind him, a little dog bounces all happy. The boy smiles and talks on and on about his likes: math, animals, Chinese culture, music, painting. He says he gets straight A’s in school and that he is top of his class. “We are stunned by how…
Text CHILD to 8864 and donate 4 euros monthly!
Donate for Cristian and other children like him, You too can change a child's life When he was born, Cristian weighed only a bit more than a doll. He had a severe illness, which made him unable to walk: spastic quadriparesis. Cristian and Matei, his older brother, are raised by their grandmother, as the children's mother left to Italy, even before the little one had not even learned to say "…, Text "CHILD" to 8864 and donate now 4 euros monthly! , Donate now and help Cristian and other children to be supported by local professionals and have access to services that can improve and change their lives. Thank you!
Text CHILD to 8864 and donate 4 euros monthly!
What did you dream to become when you grow up? Nicolas is a 10 year-old boy, who wants to become an IT engineer. He has a broad smile that hides a heavy truth: he was not able to walk for a day in his life. At eight months, he had the first symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that means he is not able to walk and which condemns him to…
Save a child, save a world!
Donate for Nicolas and other vulnerable children, Donează pentru Nicolas și alți copii vulnerabili What did you dream to become when you grow up? Nicolas is a 10 year-old boy, who wants to become an IT engineer. He has a broad smile that hides a heavy truth: he was not able to walk for a day in his life. At eight months, he had the first symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that means…