Assistance to the wife of an activist who is raising two children alone

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My husband is facing 3 years in prison for the videos from the protests he took part in that were found in his phone. After he was taken away, I was left alone with two children.

In 2018, Anton (name changed for security reasons, BYSOL Foundation has all identification documents) and I had a baby girl with Down syndrome. This diagnosis came as a surprise to us because during the pregnancy the doctors said everything was fine. I don't know what I would have done if it hadn't been for my husband, who helped me cope with the shock and was a support and encouragement.

A year and a half ago we decided to have another baby. During our second pregnancy, we were recommended to have an amniocentesis, which is a procedure where a thin needle is used to take a little bit of amniotic fluid for testing to know in advance about a possible genetic disease. However, we got an infection during the procedure and our second daughter was born prematurely.

We spent a month on a ventilator and two more in the hospital. But the girl came out. However, if she is not taken care of, she can fall behind in development.

My husband helped me a lot during all this time — he drove the children to classes, he was there for me and provided support. But after he was taken away, I was left alone.

I need help to provide the girls with decent care and to pay for the necessary developmental and rehabilitation classes.
Thank you in advance for your support! 

How much is needed?


€1500 — speech therapy and neurocorrective sessions for the older daughter
€1500 — developmental and rehabilitation classes for the younger daughter

The collection is over. Сollected:
€ 3 487
The collection is over. Сollected: € 3 487