We’ve met the Apostolović family of six from Slavujevac in Serbia, back in May of 2019. The family consists of four children, one of which, Nemanja, suffers from a severe form of Cerebral Paralysis. Despite being 18 years old, Nemanja has to rely on his family for care and everything else in his life. Other children are happy and healthy, and regular students in their respective schools.
The parents aren’t employed and spend their days working on the family’s property. Nemanja also has to take a great amount of prescription medication, as he suffers from epilepsy, allergies, and spasms. Nemanja has complete muscle atrophy, and can’t even hold up his head by himself. Besides that, Nemanja can’t walk, speak, or even eat solid foods, so the family needs a lot of “baby” supplies, such as diapers, wet wipes, and baby food monthly.
Thankfully, with the help of our non-profit, the family now lives in better conditions and doesn’t have to worry about providing for Nemanja all the time. However, they’re still very much in need of help for Nemanja’s daily needs.
The whole family sleeps in two small bedrooms, and their house needs a lot of work, and some rooms don’t have working electricity or are missing walls altogether.
Not many of us can realize the struggles that this child and his family go through on a daily basis, and they truly are in need and deserving of help.