You are important to us! You are dear to us!
Friends, look how happy the old and sick children of the Fund are with your gifts
The only dream of a mother whose son lies in the grave is to die and lie next to him!
After the death of my only daughter, I'm almost dead... I have only one dream left - to somehow feed my three orphaned grandchildren.
The last wish of old and lonely Georgian "children"
Fulfilled wishes of the elderly
The greatest happiness is to fall asleep, having eaten your fill, and when pain does not torment you.
-God forbid you to experience what it feels like when your stomach burns with hunger, and your legs covered with a rash hurt and itch to the blood... So I lived - forgotten by everyone, sick and hungry - until you helped me with food and hygiene products! How can I thank you? Can I knit you some warm woolen socks, my good ones?!
You repelled death from me, and please don't let it come to me again!
Do you remember I asked you to repel death from me? It was so close! Death had a taste of hunger and salty tears, and the smell of poverty and dirt, I felt it when I froze from the cold and was afraid to die so that no one would know that I was gone ... I have no idea how I survived all this, but I know for sure it is your merit that my existence has become more like life. You have done so much for me! Where to start listing - from food, medications, or appliances? I have never received so many gifts in my entire life! Thanks to the Fund for everything, thanks to each of you! You repelled death from me, and please don't let it come to me again!
You reminded me that at heart I am still the same little girl, without cancer and rotting breasts, the girl that can still rejoice ...
I am rotting away in my 60, getting used to cancer, poverty, and hunger. As if my entire life is a huge disappointment, a series of mistakes and tragedies. But you reminded me I am the same little girl at heart as many years ago, I dream, I believe, I have no cancer and rotting breasts, I can still rejoice. I lacked it so much - kind words, calls with words of support from you, my dear. I was happy like a child with the warm shoes that you gave me because I had nothing to put on in this cold. The biggest happiness for me is food! I will try to stretch it for a couple of months. Thank you, thank you ... Thank you a million times for not letting me die this winter from the cold and hunger!
I will watch football and thank you every time!
Iuza: What can a lonely 85-year-old man wish for? Just some small joys that can alleviate loneliness. I have nothing left that is truly mine – only an Order of Honor, a football master's passport, and photos of my wife. That's all the wealth I possess. In my life, I have been through the mill. Now, this television is worth more to me than all the gold in the world! Do you know why? Because it is a gift from people who feel with their hearts – and those are the ones touched by God!
You've become my entire world!
Can you imagine what it's like being trapped within these four cold walls, in a frail and aching body, starving... and then, you came into my life, and it was like a spark of vitality. You've breathed life back into me. I'm a realist, and I know I won't find a cure, but each day now is brighter and more joyful than those grueling 20 years – years of destitution, hunger, and illness! The Fund has been my lifeline, providing everything I needed most: medical care, furniture, food... You've become my entire world; you are now my world; you are my family! I might not know formal prayers, but in my own words, I'll ask God every day for your well-being!
There is not someone else’s grief for you. Thank you that you treated me like a family member!
Sorry, it's hard for me to express my emotions, I even forgot how to smile... I was in complete despair when the Chernovetskyi Fund appeared in my life... You know, when I became really scared? I was lying in the barn, I heard some kind of rustle, I was afraid that a rat, which got inside again would bite me... I had no food for two days, my head ached terribly, there was no one nearby and I couldn’t even call an ambulance - my phone broke. If hell exists on earth, then I went through several circles for sure. You helped me in a way no one did before... I always had to ask and humiliate myself a million times. And the Fund even gave me a phone so that I would not lose touch with the world and not be afraid to be alone. If someone else had told me this, I wouldn't have believed it!
You brought me back to life!
Tsiala: Before you came into my life, I counted the days until death and asked God to take me away quickly. But now I thank Him for every new day! Can you imagine? I have a phone now! I can call anytime, I can communicate! I thank God, I thank all the kind people! You have given me a happy old age! I pray for all of you!
It feels like the Fund gave us caring parents, a family where we are loved...
You know, at some point, my mother and I seemed to have switched roles, and I became her parent. My mom needs care every day - she would not be able to cope without me. I already forgot about myself and my ailments. So, my mother and I remained all alone in this World - the sick old people whom no one needs. The Chernovetskyi Fund did not let me to fall into despair, it was by us in the hardest times, when there was no money at all - I couldn't even buy my mom food, let alone diapers for her! You lent a helping hand to us, my dear ones, you saved me and my mother from hunger! I have never seen a greater manifestation of love for the Almighty! It was as if we had gained caring parents, a family where everyone loves and cares about us! Thanks to each of you, my dear!
Even though I don't have children of my own, you are all my children!
Clara: The kindness of complete strangers has completely overwhelmed me! I could never have imagined that something like this was possible – that my dream, which seemed unattainable, would come true! And here, as if from a fairy tale, I now have a comfortable sofa. I am so grateful to you, kind people, for this gift! I've been such a burden to you... I wanted things to be a certain way, not any other way. Sometimes, I thought you might get upset with me, but to be honest, even children don't show as much understanding and patience towards their parents!
I swear, I'll pray for you as long as I'm alive!
I greet you, my most sympathetic and kind people in the world! Do you think I have experienced little in my almost century-long life? And I saw different people, but I never stopped believing that there are more good people! Maybe because of my hope I deserved that the Chernovetskyi Fund learned about my hard life and wrapped me in care, helped me with everything that I needed so much ... Each of you who did not pass by someone else’s grief is chosen by God ... Believe me, you and your children will be rewarded a hundredfold! I swear, I'll pray for you as long as I'm alive!
My dream didn't die with me!
Otar: I'm living solely for my wife. She's gradually forgetting everything, but not me. She doesn't remember our daughter's name, but she never forgets me. She follows me and says she's afraid to lose herself without me… I learned to chop wood while sitting, but the hardest thing for me is doing laundry. This washing machine is my salvation. You can't even imagine the pain I endured while doing laundry! I will pray for everyone to grow old, but not like me! Healthy and remembering everything and everyone! May God protect you all!
God loves me for sure, since he gave me such good friends as you!
To be honest... I am a legless old man, but I still have brains and conscience! My wife is my legs and hands - I am completely helpless without her. It is like you have given wings to my guardian angel! Poor thing, she was getting so tired washing my things several times a day in cold water, and I blamed myself for not living myself and torturing her. The only thing left was to dream quietly - what a washing machine could we think about, when we not always have enough money for bread... Am I happy? It’s hard for me to hold back tears of happiness, may God bless your families for this kindness and care, amen!