Father Ramazi and his son Giorgi are both suffering from epilepsy! And little Giorgi also has diabetes. He needs a special diet! But in this large family, there is no medication or food! The children sleep on boards! Previously, this building was occupied by animals, and now it is home to the Kirvalidze's large family!
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Inside the dilapidated house, where the walls crumble with age and the windows are covered with cellophane, live children suffering from hunger and despair. They cry out, pleading for help, but it's as if they don't exist, as their words do not reach the "mighty of this world." Tamaz is only 3 years old, Giorgi is 5. He suffers from a treacherous disease - epilepsy, often frightening his parents and siblings with seizures. Barbare is 8-year-old. Her ultimate dream is to have one doll and soup. The poor girl hasn't even tasted anything else besides soup.
- Veriko. We heard about your hard situation and came to learn more about your problems.
Veriko: Thank you for coming - we almost lost hope. Your Fund helped us survive two years ago, and it was very embarrassing to address you again, but our lives have become even more difficult. We have no food or money to provide for our children. I'm just afraid for our tomorrow. That’s why I dared to call you.
- The place where you live now can hardly be called home.
Veriko: Well, you see, it's something like a livestock building, even worse. They let us in here as if we were goats or something like that. I think it used to be a place for livestock, where animals were kept. But thank God, we at least have some roof over our heads. The children don't have proper beds; we made them out of old planks and bricks. And we simply have no food or clothing. We're grateful for whatever the neighbors give us.
- What do you live on? Does not your husband work?
Veriko: We receive allowance and a pension for Giorgi. My husband doesn't work - he can't work. He has epilepsy, and a few years ago, he got in a terrible accident. He miraculously survived. They even removed one of his lungs and his spleen. He simply cannot do physical work. And who will pay him money for nothing? But he still helps the neighbors. We're trying to make ends meet, at least with bread and basic soups.
- Does anyone help you? Do you have a parental home?
Veriko: We have nothing of our own. When Ramaz was still a child, his father left the family and sold the house. Ramaz and his mother went from one relative to another, renting apartments. My parents are also very poor. We don't even have our own room.
- How did you meet your husband?
Veriko: I was just a girl when he saw me and fell in love. He says it was magical. You see, in our village it was customary to marry off young girls early. It was a common practice. He “kidnapped" me right from school. But now, such stories are considered tragedies. I wouldn't want my eldest daughter to get married so early, you know, times have changed.
Barbare (8-year-old): I don’t want to get married either. I want to become a doctor and build a big house. So that I had a lot of toys and clothes.
- What else are you dreaming about?
Barbare (8-year-old): I dream of having lots of candies, dolls, and dresses. I want to have a bed. Because I sleep on planks. And when it rained and water entered our house, we slept on the table!
- It's truly terrible to hear that. Why did the children have to sleep on the table?
Veriko: The rain flooded us. Water was pouring in from all the cracks. Everything was floating in water, including the beds and clothes. For several days, the children slept at neighbors' houses. Well, we can't take advantage of other people's hospitality like that. While the mattresses and pillows were drying, the kids had to sleep on the table. When there is heavy rain, this room gets flooded and we and up swimming here along with our belongings.
- How does your family try to cope with hunger and poverty?
Veriko: We do our best to cope. Sometimes we go without food for several days until we have a little money or neighbors bring some groceries. Sometimes the children eat plain pasta. I can make soup out of anything. If there's a potato and some greens, I make soup. If there's a tomato and rice, I make soup. We crumble a lot of bread into it and eat it. Maybe that's why my Giorgi got diabetes because we eat like animals.
- What kind of help do you currently need, Veriko?
Veriko: We need any help that people can offer. We need food, diapers for Giorgi, beds for the children, and clothing. These are the biggest problems for our family.
- Diapers for Giorgi? But he's 5 years old. Does he still wear diapers?
Veriko: Yes, oh, my poor little Giorgi... He started having severe seizures not long ago. They come frequently and can be very intense. We are constantly worried, not knowing when the next seizure will occur. It breaks my heart to see him suffer like this... he doesn't even have time to say anything, he falls unconscious and starts convulsing. Recently, Giorgi has also started experiencing urinary incontinence, and that's another big problem for us. We constantly need diapers for him. They are so expensive, and we can't afford to buy them all the time.
Veriko: When he has a "little accident," we don't have the ability to quickly change his bedding or clothes – we simply don't have a spare set. It's very embarrassing and sad for him. He suffers from it, and we are powerless to help him. He's still so young and doesn't understand why this is happening to him.
- I can imagine how difficult it is for the children to witness that; they must be so worried about their little brother!
Veriko: We do everything we can to help him. We take care of him and try to be there for him when the episodes occur. I'm afraid, so afraid that I can't put it into words... My children see it, they see their little brother, and it scares them. But we explain to them that Giorgi is sick and that he needs our support and care. We try to comfort them, but tears still flow from their eyes...
- Veriko, if you could wish for something for yourself, what would it be?
Veriko: Honestly, I don't even know what I would wish for myself. My life has always been difficult, and I've gotten used to it. Perhaps the most important thing would be to have a roof over our heads, food on the table, and decent clothing. I would like us to not experience constant hunger and not freeze in the winter. Maybe it would be good for me if I could leave the children with my husband and start working. But little Giorgi wouldn't be able to stay without me.
- What would you do for your children to provide them with a better future?
Veriko: I want the best for my children. I dream that they won't get sick, that they will receive an education. I want my children to become doctors, teachers, successful individuals. I want them to have what I never had.
Veriko, what else do you need besides the beds? What things or conditions would be important for you?
Veriko: We really sleep on boards, and it's very hard for us. But beds are just one of our problems. We lack everything. We don't have a refrigerator, a stove, and we lack food, especially for the children. My little ones go hungry, and it hurts me to see their empty bellies. We also lack clothing. We wear old and tattered clothes because we've never had the opportunity to buy new ones. We dream of simple things, like having enough food on the table and being able to sleep in real beds.
Friends, the end of this story has come, leaving us with sadness and pain in our hearts. The Kirvalidze family finds themselves on the brink of survival, deprived of basic necessities, without a roof over their heads, food, and clothing. They have faced incredible difficulties but have not lost their strength and faith.
We cannot remain indifferent to their suffering. It is time to come together again and extend a helping hand. Perhaps for us, it is just a small gesture, but for this family, it can be a ray of hope and salvation. Every bit of help matters.
Do not wait for someone else to take the first step. Act right now.
Let's create a new chapter in the lives of these unfortunate people, filled with hope, dignity, and love. May their story become an example of how the greatness of the Georgian spirit can overcome any difficulties. And they don't need much: beds, a refrigerator, a gas stove, diapers, groceries, clothes, and a slight improvement in living conditions.
If you are willing to visit this family and help them in person, here is their address: Lagodekhi municipality, village Sakobo
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We are sure that all together we will manage to save them from imminent death.
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