Georgia has never known such a story, my friends! And there are few countries where this would be possible! Our today's hero is Oleg Shainidze! He alone cares for two children: a 14-year-old daughter and a ten-year-old son who suffers from epilepsy. What a grief and what an unprecedented love of a father for his children.
Oleg, how did it happen that you were left alone with the children? Where is your wife?
Oleg: Nana is a very good woman. I love her and I don't blame her! Unfortunate woman. We had a love match, but few people can survive such a grief: an incurable disease of a child.
When Saba fell ill, her heart gave out. She was taken ill with grief, and I took care of her for two years as if she were my third little child. And when she got a little better, I let her go. And I blessed her going, because if she had stayed, she would have died! She could not, being seriously ill, take care of a sick child. And I love her and would not have survived her death! And then what would have happened to my children: no dad or mom. When she gets better, she'll come back. But I know she's still sick. And please don't ask me anything more about her. It hurts me to remember! I don't want anyone to judge her. Not everyone can cope with the fact that the child is sick and nothing can cure it... It is very, very difficult!
Too bad that her parents and relatives did not support her! They lost their daughter, and I lost my beloved wife!
And Mariam and her mother communicate... and thank God!
– Oleg, tell us about your children.
Oleg: My daughter, Mariam, is 14 years old and she is in the ninth grade. She loves reading. Every evening once she has done her homework, she does not hurry to go out and talk to her peers, but sits with her brother and reads him books, and Saba loves to listen to her. You only need to look him in the eye once, and you will understand that his sister is the main person for him! Saba will turn 11 in April. We love him very much. He loves to smile, and his smile inspires me to live for my children.
– When did you find out about Saba's diagnosis?
Oleg: He was a year old when the doctors told us that he was ill. It was a big blow for me. I remember those days, all my feelings and prayers, in which I turned to God to give me the strength to help him. And I cannot express how my wife suffered.
– Are you angry with your wife's parents? After all, if they had helped, then your wife would not have got sick and would not have left the family?
Oleg: You know, everyone has their own truth. You can't discuss people without knowing them. We shall never condemn each other or forget the words of God: "he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her."
– Do you get any help from the state?
Oleg: Yes, social security and Saba's pension, but that's not enough for us. I rent an apartment as I do not have any immovable property.
You know, when a sick child is born, you do not think what will happen next and how you will live on; the main thing is to save and cure... So I sold everything I had and was left with nothing! Now the children need food, Saba needs care and Mariam needs school supplies... I'm always looking for a job, but I can't leave Saba. Once I tried to work at night, when all the things at home are done and the children are put to bed. I thought to go out to work at a construction site or as a night watchman, but the next morning I was ill. I could have dropped my boy!
– What would you like to tell our readers? What do you need most of all now?
Oleg: We need everything (laughs), but especially I would like to ask for a special stroller for bathing my Saba. Bathing becomes a very difficult procedure for us. I put my son on my lap and bathe him. And if you look at our bath, you will understand that it is very difficult and sometimes dangerous! I don't even have a kitchen at home and I have to go out in the cold to wash the dishes. It is also very cold at home and I would be happy if my children were warm. You do a great job helping people. You are the messengers of our Lord. Every little help is a reason for us to believe in good and kind people.
We wanted to talk to Mariam. When she got back from school, she sat next to dad and listened to us, but when we started discussing her mother, she ran away from us with tears in her eyes. Oleg explained to us that she is very emotional. She wants to change everything, to help everyone, but understands that she is still too small to do that, and presses on her.
Friends, now we can see how 14-year-old Mariam wants to help people, but she can't do it yet. Thanks to our Lord, we can help the father of these angels and show that he is not alone and that good people appreciate him as a real, loving father. We can help little Saba feel better and give Mariam an example and an opportunity to help people in need. After all, this is what our Lord wants us to do, so that we remember that the most forgotten, the last man is also a man and our brother!
Dear friends, Chernovetskyi Fund initiates a charitable action: to help the poor family of Shainidze. As you know, the Fund does not stop at one-time assistance. Georgians should live as the proudest nation on earth – Georgians!
To survive, the single father with two young children urgently needs food, hygiene products, medicines, household appliances and a wheelchair! Help them to survive as if they were your relatives, as if this little sick boy was your son.
And also try to make friends with this cheerful and kind father. Call him, wish him a happy New Year and good luck!
Cheer up this father who is a true hero, support him, tell him that he is not alone and that we will not leave his children in trouble! This is very important!
You can personally know them, provide assistance to this family, and God will bless you. And He will reward You! Here's their contact number: 514 01 48 48 Address: Ureki.
And be sure to repost our publication. Let all your friends know about the grief of this family! It is very important.
God gives us the opportunity to take care of people who are not able to do it themselves. Please, do not pass aside the sorrow of others! Unhappy people are given to us from above so that we can prove our faith to the Almighty not in words but in deeds!
Friends, there is one more request, if you know about the misfortune of a neighbor or friend, do a Charitable deed, write to us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Fund account GE15TB7194336080100003, GE42LB0115113036665000 or GE64BG0000000470458000 (purpose: Shainidze Family). You can also transfer money from our website.
You can as well transfer money from the terminals of Nova Technology, TBCpay and ExpressPay. Find our Fund in "Charity" section. (You can learn about the additional rights and obligations of the Fund by following the link https://goo.gl/GY2Gus).
And more, friends, be sure to find an opportunity to congratulate disadvantaged Georgians on holidays with kind words or postcards. And give toys or candies to the children, and in return they will send their smiles to you. We are all one family. These people must know that we are together and always close!