VULNERABLE ADULT IN CRIMEA THANKED GOD FOR SHOEBOX
Andrey’s parents used to dote on him. Before he was born they had already lost two babies and consequently they showered their boy with love. But when his father died four years ago, and his mother a year later, Andrey, who has Down syndrome, could not manage on
Only the intervention of his younger cousin prevented him from being taken into care. Boris and his wife Toni have two little girls of their own but have made room in their family life for the vulnerable adult and now have official responsibility for his care.
“The children had received boxes before,” says Tanya Shpigunova who works for Global Action in Crimea. “But this time the whole family had the opportunity to receive Christmas gifts.
“When Andrey received his gift he started to cry and fell on his knees to thank God. Then he went over to the window to open it so that his parents in heaven could watch him and share in his joy.
“His action touched the whole family andbrought them to tears.”