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Even if I’m dead, I will still go to work!

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August 8, 2023
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For 12 years now, Ketevan has lived in fear that she might not hear the cry for help from her daughter if she falls into a deep sleep. For 12 years, there has been no moment of peace, no moment of rest. Anna-Maria has a severe form of cerebral palsy.
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Even if I’m dead, I will still go to work!


For 12 years now, Ketevan has lived in fear that she might not hear the cry for help from her daughter if she falls into a deep sleep. 

For 12 years, there has been no moment of peace, no moment of rest. Anna-Maria has a severe form of cerebral palsy. Sometimes she experiences agonizing pains that are impossible to soothe. The girl's illness was not diagnosed immediately. for the first year of her life, they thought she was a healthy child, just really calm. But at the age of one, she got pneumonia, and when she was taken to the hospital, the doctors there delivered a verdict: 'The child has cerebral palsy, she will never walk. It's too late for treatment. She is weak, and with each passing year, it will get worse and worse. You're not lucky with her, mommy.'

Since then, sadness, pain, and despair have taken up residence in Ketevan's heart."

"Like this, for 12 years, the mother has been carrying her in her arms"

- Ketevan, let's start by talking about Anna-Maria. How is she feeling now?

Ketevan: She is very weak. She often falls ill. We spent the whole winter in intensive care units. In February, they even wanted to put her on a machine and prepared me for the worst, but I didn't allow it! I said, 'My daughter is strong, she will recover. Just don't connect her to that machine.' And she survived! For eleven days, I didn't know how she was or what was happening with her. Doctors didn't even show her to me. Every day, I cried near the hospital reception, and all they told me was that she was unconscious and that things wouldn't get better. But I knew they would. And my daughter woke up, she even started eating on her own. Sometimes we, mothers, know more than doctors. We feel our children! We're attached to them. We share one life, one heart between the two of us. The most important thing is that my little one is alive. In the morning, I'll put her on the couch, prop her up with pillows, and she'll sit like that until evening, waiting for me, my little doll."

"Only I can truly understand her; I can communicate with her through our gaze and fathom her responses"

- Do you spend much time with her during the day?

Ketevan: I am a single mother. My husband passed away two years ago. In order to avoid starving to death, I have to juggle two jobs. Sadly, there isn't much concern for sick children in Georgia. My sister is a great help to me. She takes care of Anna-Maria while I toil away at my job. Despite having her own three children, she lends a hand. Besides her, I don't have anyone else."

"To prevent her daughter from starving, ketevan has to work double shifts"

- It must be difficult to leave your daughter in such a condition?

Ketevan: You can't imagine what goes on in my heart while I'm at work. My heart and soul are always with my daughter. When the phone rings, I always fear the worst. As I pick up the receiver, I replay all the dreadful scenarios in my mind: Anna-Maria is feeling unwell, she is choking, crying and struggling to breathe. It's been like this for twelve years!"

"When I can't see my daughter, negative thoughts creep into my mind: 'How is she without me? Is everything okay for her?'"

- Tell me about a typical day for you.

Ketevan: I wake up in the morning at 7 o'clock to have enough time to feed, bathe, and change my daughter's diapers. It takes a tremendous amount of physical strength to do that. Anna-Maria is already very heavy. Look at how tall she is! I often think that she could have been a model if not for this cursed illness. It's very difficult for me to move her around. Then I go to work. My shift starts at 8:30. I recently got a job at an ice cream factory. After finishing my shift on the assembly line, I head to my second job – either cleaning or working a second shift at the same place. I am the sole support for my sick daughter. If I can't work for even a single day, it means we'll be left without a roof over our heads, without medicine, and without food."

"I'll feed, bathe, change her diapers, and cushion her with pillows in the morning. Then I rush to work so I won't be late"

- working two jobs must be physically exhausting for you. Where do you find the strength to care for your daughter?

Ketevan: I don't have an answer to that. The fact that I'm alive and able to speak right now is a miracle. Perhaps Anna-Maria gives me the strength to live because she's my only motivation. If I show weakness, what will happen to her? Sometimes I imagine not being able to get up, not being able to go to work. And then what? Who will pay the rent? Who will buy groceries? And diapers, and medicine? I can't afford to get sick or die. Sometimes I think that even if I die, I'll still find the strength to get up and go to work."

"I don't have the right to be weak. I don't have the right to get sick or die. I can't even show tears in front of my daughter. She looks into my eyes and notices everything"

- When your husband was alive, life was probably easier for you, right?

Ketevan: My childhood didn't come easy, even with my husband. My whole life has been a struggle. My husband's family was very poor. I went hungry, even when I was pregnant. Sometimes, to hide my tears, I would go far away and cry from hunger, hurt, pain... I never told my parents anything, afraid they would judge me for the choices I made. I fainted from hunger countless times. My husband couldn't do physical work. I would leave the children with him and go to the fields. I would plow or harvest, sometimes just for bread or a few coins. But I knew that I would bring home at least three pieces of bread for the children. A woman is capable of anything for her children."

"I constantly think that if not for this cursed illness, Anna-Maria would probably be a model. She's so beautiful!"

- Besides Anna-Maria, do you have any other children? Where are they?

Ketevan: Yes, I have two older sons: Ilya, 22 years old, and Luka, 18 years old. They are currently living in the village with my husband's mother. I don't have the means to have us all live together right now. My heart aches for them constantly. When Anna-Maria was born, they practically lost their mother. All my attention and resources are focused solely on her!

- There are no words to comfort you...

Ketevan: Words don't help. At home, when I try to rest and gather strength for the next day, I ask God to do the impossible and give me energy. Because my little one's future depends only on whether I have the strength and can endure.

"Help me be a good mother to my daughter"

- Ketevan, how can we help you? How can we alleviate your suffering?

Ketevan: I reached out to you because I have no other options left. I'm at my wit's end. I can't handle it anymore. I really need money for rehabilitation. We need to buy a wheelchair for my daughter, so I can take her outside sometimes. Diapers are a significant expense. We need food. A specialized bed would make our lives easier, and a television would give my daughter new experiences and emotions.

The story of Ketevan and her severely ill daughter Anna-Maria is a reminder for us. Often, in our everyday busyness and worries, we forget about true values and purposes of our lives. We become closed off and neglect the opportunity to help others.

God created us with compassionate hearts and gave us the ability to show kindness, love, andunderstanding . In challenging moments of our lives, when we see the needs of others, our true essence is revealed through helping, supporting, and caring for our neighbors.

Friends, take a moment to think about Ketevan and Anna-Maria. Consider the small or big acts of kindness we can perform not only to assist this family but also to save our own souls.

If you want to visit the family and provide help in person, here is their address: Tbilisi Lilo Village, Flat 13, apartment 77.

Every time you can help someone, just do it, and rejoice that God answers someone's prayers through you!

We are sure that all together we will manage to save them from imminent death.

Please don’t forget to repost our story. Let your friends know about the grief of this family! It’s extremely important!

Friends, there is one more request: if you know about the misfortune of a neighbor or friend do a godly deed, drop us an email at: office-fsp@fsp.ge

Our Fund’s accounts are:

  - In Bank of Georgia #GE42LB0115113036665000

  – In TBC Bank #GE15TB7194336080100003;

  – In Liberty Bank #GE42LB0115113036665000;

  (Purpose: Anna-Maria Kozmanashvili)

It is also possible to transfer money from TBCpay, ExpressPay and  PayBox (OPPA) terminals. Find our Fund under "Charity" section (you can read more about rights and responsibilities of the Fund following the link https://goo.gl/GY2Gus).

We have already helped thousands of disadvantaged people! Let’s support this family too! And who knows, maybe someday we ourselves will need the help of strangers! Life is always unpredictable!

Even if you dial once this special number 0901200270 it might save someone's life! God bless you!

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