There are so many poor people in Georgia, but our Lord is always with them!
This beautiful woman - Nona Topuria - replaced the native mother of the sick and suffering Sofia, the daughter of her husband, whose first wife refused her and literally “threw” him into the street.
My main problem today is hunger! - Nona told our correspondent. - My husband and I can live on water and bread, but how to explain to the sick daughter that there is nothing to feed her? She doesn’t understand anything. And so it suffers that I cry all the time.
We don’t have money for food, for diapers. We live in an uninhabitable room, on an earthen floor. There is no normal bed and all pillows and blankets are torn ... Even there is no bathroom, and we bathe Sofia right in the room in a broken basin.
Khvichi (husband) and I are from Samtredia and we met there. I have no parents alive, the kingdom to them is heaven, and the house where they lived fell apart a long time ago.
The husband has a mother and 11 brothers and sisters. They live far in the village, but live in poverty even worse! They themselves really need help.
Corr. And how did you get Sofia?
- This is the Khvichi child from his first marriage. He loved her so much, but her husband’s first wife abandoned him and got married a second time, and Sofia “threw her into a shelter”. Here Khvichi ran and took his baby from there.
- You are working? If not, why?
Nona: What a job, when a sick girl is in her arms. She cannot be left alone for a second. Will die. And her husband loves her so much. When looking at her, you saw his eyes foreheads. And I love. After all, if you love a husband, then his children are no less ... He is my handyman. Not sitting idle. It plows in the field, then drags in heaviness, at a construction site, or in a store as a loader ... But our income is barely enough for Sofia to buy diapers and pasta ... bread ... tea.
So the three of us live. I am already 55, my husband is 52 years old, and my daughter Sofia is 17 years old. My husband and I are healthy, and Sofia is ill with cerebral palsy, epilepsy. She is incapacitated. Itself can not eat, nor drink, nor sit ...
- Is your family socially vulnerable?
- What help does the state provide to you, and who exactly?
Nona: Yes, but we are in poverty! The allowance for us with Sofia is only 400 GEL per month. And grief happened in November - my daughter almost died and we took a loan (at the expense of my pension) and now we receive from pension only 35 GEL per month.
Corr. Lord, what conscience do the bankers of that bank have to have in order to take interest from you too ?! How cruel people are!
Nona: they probably have a job like that. May God ask ...
You are so kind to me ... I will tell you how my misfortunes began ...
In 1985, on December 18 at 22:00, my son died in my arms. Baby ... he was a month and a half ... after that I never had children. The first husband left me. And I already thought that life was over, but 15 years later I met Khvichi, who was also divorced and we fell in love. They created a family. I so wanted to make him happy! And then God gave us Sophia. We got a call from the police at night and told Khvichi that his first wife had abandoned his sick child. Sofia was 7 years old. For the first time I saw tears in Khvichi’s eyes and, of course, we immediately went and took his favorite to us. Then we lived well.
Corr. Would you take it today?
Nona: - Well, why did you ask this? You yourself do not see. - And did not answer.
Sophie cried, didn’t let anyone near her ... I honestly didn’t know what to do, and then I went to the bawed child and pressed her to my heart. She immediately calmed down ... It was such an unimaginable feeling ... to feel the baby’s breath on her chest ... Thank God for such a gift! Being a mother of a sick child is not hard! Being a mom is blessed! I do not suffer, raising a sick child, and let no one dare call me a stepmother! I am a mother! And Sofia is my beloved daughter. She is everything to me! I am ready to give my life for her. And no, it’s not difficult for me with her. I feel good with her. Let us be poor, but our princess lives in our house, our treasure is Sofia! When I imagine that they could have sent her to an orphanage, I feel uneasy. Of course, my husband was very happy that his daughter would be with him. He kissed my hands, thanked ... said that he would do everything possible to ease my fate. He still does not understand how happy I am that I am raising his daughter ... my daughter!
- And you tried to treat Sofia, where you turned and what answers you received:
Nona: I drove my daughter to a kindergarten for special children, and a teacher worked with her there. She learned to say two words - MOTHER and NONA ... when Sofia tells me this, I am the happiest woman.
- What, in your opinion, do you need in the house first of all?
Nona: Oh, I would ask for diapers, products ... I'm embarrassed to ask for more ... You see for yourself, we have nothing. There’s not even a chair. The beds are old and falling apart ... It would be great if Sofia had a bed and a pillow with a blanket ... I also dream of a refrigerator and a washing machine ... but I’ll get along if my girl is comfortable lying down.
Corr. Do you want a TV, fridge, washing machine?
Nona: And then do not buy diapers? I'm not such a dreamer. I do not want miracles ... I know that everything is possible for the Lord can!
You are so kind!
Corr. Not me - people, Georgians, Nona. And the Fund will not leave you in trouble. Soon you will have many, many friends!
- Do you believe in the kindness of strangers?
Nona: I have no right not to believe ... I see how you help people, therefore I turned to you. I see how many good friends the Foundation has ... I think they will take our story to heart ... I love everyone. May God give everyone health and happiness, and my daughter will recover. Miracles happen. The main thing is to believe God!
Friends, as you can see, the family of Grigolia is in dire need. They need food, hygiene products, household appliances, furniture!
Let us support them, show mercy, give them a chance to live a normal life. You can personally visit this family and provide assistance. Believe us, it’s impossible to convey all the squalor and inhuman living conditions in words! Call Nona, find out about the needs of the family, cheer and support, say that she is not alone and that we will not leave them alone in trouble! It is very important!
Here is their address: Samtredia, st. Queen Tamara No. 46 Tel: 555 68 57 08
Friends, the Chernovetsky Charitable Foundation begins an action: to help the family of Grigolia. As you know, the Fund does not stop with one-time assistance. Without children, the country and the people have no future. Take care of the younger generation! Help them survive! “Write” them to your relatives. And we are sure that the Lord Himself will bless you.
And be sure to CEREAL our post. Let 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. Not all people are the same. And not everyone is kind, as we are with you. Do not pass by someone else's misfortune! 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 acquaintance, do a charitable deed, write to us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our fund account is GE15TB7194336080100003, GE42LB0115113036665000, GE64BG0000000470458000 (appointment: Sofia Grigolia). You can also transfer money from our site.
You can transfer money also from the OPRA, TBCpay, ExpressPay terminals. In the charity section, find our foundation. (Additional rights and obligations of the Fund can be found at https://goo.gl/GY2Gus)