Summer Camp for Families with Handicapped Kids in Sevastopol

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Every summer, the podvorie of the Marfa-Mariinsky Convent in Sevastopol holds a camp for children with disabilities… families with disabled kids come here on holiday. The usual stay is two weeks, and all visitors have assistance from volunteers from “Miloserdie”. Such visits provide an opportunity for handicapped children to have new experiences, find friends, and to go to sea for the first time. For their parents, it’s often the only opportunity they have to relax and get away from everyday hassles. Some campers have conditions such as cerebral palsy, epidermolysis bullosa, and mucopolysaccharidosis, whilst others are from the St Yelizaveta Orthodox Children’s Home, and some come from large families or from poor families. In each two-week cycle, the camp accommodates about 10 disabled children with their parents. To help them, there are usually six volunteers on duty. They help the moms look after the kids, help them get to…

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