Mum’s heart-breaking appeal to find loving family she can trust to raise her son when she is gone.
Svetlana Maximova, 26, only has months to live, after contracting HIV when she was 17.
In the past nine years, her condition developed into AIDS and now Svetlana, 26, is in a race against time to find new parents for her five-year-old boy before the disease takes her.
“I feel worse and worse every day,” Svetlana told a Channel 1 TV show, admitting she avoids looking in the mirror, because of her weight loss and hair loss.
“I want to find a normal family for my child,” she added.
The single mother is determined to find Artem a good home because she grew up in an orphanage and doesn’t want the same upbringing for her son.
Svetlana was orphaned when she was 10, after her father was jailed for killing her mother.
Appearing on TV in Russia, the dying mother gave a tearful pleas for a loving family to take Artem into their lives.
“I want to be sure that my son will get everything he needs – toys and studies and as he grows up, his new parents can give him all that I will not be able to,” she said.
While the 26-year-old has family, she or the relatives believe they’re right to look after the youngster.
The TV show found the boy’s biological father, with DNA tests confirming his paternity, however they say he would not be considered a suitable person by authorities to take on the boy.
Such a heartbreaking situation! We wish them both all the love in the world.
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