Two-year-old Gabriel has a bomb in his mouth! Nobody knows when it will "explode." The boy has a rare condition - a cleft palate - and he could even die from swallowing water. Urgent surgery is needed!
REPOST RIGHT AWAY, MY GOOD MAN! HELP YOUR FRIENDS TO GET CLOSER TO THE WORK OF MERCY!
His soft palate didn't develop properly, and he can't cry due to a congenital heart defect. For the past two years, he's been living on the edge. No one knows when or why this ticking time bomb will go off. He can't be left unattended for even a moment! He might choke on his own tears while crying or even lose consciousness. God, please spare any mother from experiencing such a trial.
Barbare (10-year-old): When he starts crying, it's hard for us to concentrate on anything else! And he bites like a little wolf! Abram taught him that it's okay to bite his sisters, but we tolerate it as long as he stays healthy!
Abram (5 years old): Yes! Yeah, I taught him that. Because they scold me, but we can't scold Gabi!
Megi (8-year-old): And Gabriel snores at night! We all sleep together in one bed, and he's the loudest snorer!
Sonia (7-year-old): And he fidgets... sometimes he'll kick with his foot or push with his hand! But we can't say anything to him. He starts crying immediately and complains to Mom! He can’t cry, you know.
- But do you know why can’t he cry?
Barbare: He doesn't have that little thing in his throat that we have, and all the food he eats can go into his lungs. Even tears can "strangle" him. You know how? He cries and cries, and then turns blue, can't breathe... that means he "choked," and Mom or Grandma save him... and we're scared. And he has a sick heart... it's either big or small - but not like ours. That's why he's allowed to do anything.
Sonia: Yes! He is allowed even to bite! And Abram, our older brother... well, not really older – he's 5 years old, Abram tells him to go to the girls and bite them. And he's happy when we scream...
Megi: Don't think that we're crazy kids; we're perfectly normal and very good. We help Mom. I can even cook porridge.
Sonia: And I can fry eggs. And I'm the best at it! I wake up earlier than anyone else in the morning and sweep the house.
- Why do you sleep on one bed?
Megi: Because we're poor. We don't have a lot of things. For example, I don't have markers, but I love drawing.
Nazibrola (grandmother): Oh, they'll talk your ears off. They're so funny! They may lack so many things, but they haven't become bitter. I thank the Lord that they're all healthy, but Gabriel is our worry. We're really concerned about him. We were told he needed surgery when he turned one and a half, but now he's two, and we still haven't been able to take him to the doctor. We don't have anything of our own – just the clothes on our backs, that's it!
- Is this house not yours?
Nazibrola: This is our relative's house who let us stay for a while. Our own house burned down back in 1994, and with the help of kind people, we managed to build a small house nearby. We lived there, but in 2013, it was destroyed by a landslide. I reached out to everyone, wrote letters to all the authorities, but we were never resettled... it's so embarrassing to stay in someone else's house. People want to return to their own home, but we can't vacate it... where can we go with little children? We can't afford to pay rent; sometimes we don't even have enough for food. And the child needs surgery. Every day is a test of fate. Even when he drinks water, I say a prayer that he won't choke.
- What do the doctors say?
Nazibrola: They say he needs surgery urgently! But they don't tell us where to find the money. The boy not only has a problem with his palate, but he also has a congenital heart defect. That's why the girls said he's very cranky and gets away with everything. We can't have him crying and worrying.
Sonia: I didn't say that! I said he's a meanie who bites! But still, he's a very good boy.
- Who among the children is the most obedient?
Abram: NOT ME!!!
- And who is the best at studying?
Megi and Sonia (in unison): Barbare!!!
Barbare: I really love to study, I love science, and conducting various experiments. For example, if you put white flowers in colored water, they will turn the same color as the water! Don't believe me? Go home and try it! Then call me and tell me about it!
Megi: I love studying too, and I want to become a math teacher when I grow up!
- What do math teachers do?
Megi: Well, they teach kids and are really good at counting. Ask me what 8+8 is.
- How much is 8+8?
Megi: Umm, 19! Oh, no, no... it's 16. Well, sometimes you can make mistakes! I'm still little, you know! I don't even have a boyfriend.
- Does any of you have one?
Sonia: None of us do! Not me, especially! I'll never get married in my life! I can't leave my grandmother, you know. Do you know what she calls me? Her little tail! Do you know why? Because I follow her around like a tail all the time. When she gets very old, I'll even cook and feed her!"Sonia - grandma's little tail"
Nazibrola: My dear ones, they are so wonderful, and it's heartbreaking that we can't give them anything but love. My son is working in Tbilisi to support children. He works two shifts to provide for them. In our times, being a large family is very challenging. But when God gives you many children, you don't have the right to get rid of them. And look at how good they all are. My daughter-in-law takes care of the children and the household. Our only income is social allowance, but it barely covers utility bills and the most basic food.
Abram: I miss my dad a lot. He comes sometimes. And I keep counting the days. I sleep and wake up, sleep and wake up, and Dad will come!
Nazibrola: Children miss him so much. But he has to work far from home just to earn a piece of bread. You know, we have 5 children to feed and clothe. The local authorities don't provide any help to large families at all. That's why we turned to you for help with Gabriel's surgery. One more thing - children need beds.
Megi: We need a bunk bed! So that everyone can fit. And I really, really need markers, pencils, and paints.
Barbare: I'd like some paints too. And bicycles for my brothers. Maybe then they'll calm down, ride them, and stop bothering us.
Sonia: I really want a tablet. My sisters say it will hurt my eyes, but I won't use it much, and only for good things.
Abram: I don't even know what I want. Maybe toys... no! Lots of toys and a ball!
The story of the Sordia family will not leave indifferent those whose hearts have been touched by God. If we don't help, who will bear the responsibility for the health complications of little Gabriel? I urge each of you to join this noble cause of helping a little martyr. You may think that your small contribution won't make a difference, but please, take a moment to visit our website and see how many shattered destinies we've managed to heal with just one lari! There are many of us, while those who suffer are alone. That's why they address us, knowing that we won't leave their plea unanswered. If you can't donate money, you can pray or offer words of encouragement... that's how we work miracles, my friends! Together! Together with God!
If you are willing to visit this family and help them in person, here is their address: Chkhorotsku, 4 Gagarin Str.
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: email@example.com
Our Fund’s accounts are:
- In Bank of Georgia GE42LB0115113036665000
– In TBC Bank GE15TB7194336080100003;
– In Liberty Bank GE42LB0115113036665000;
(Purpose: The Sordia family)
You can also transfer money from our website: TBC Bank (GeoPay), Bank of Georgia (e-commerce), Liberty Bank (PayGe), PayPal
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, it might save someone's life: it might save someone's life: 0901200270 ! God bless you!