Maria was born in Moscow. She graduated from the College of decorative-applied art n.a. Carl Faberge, the School of Contemporary Art "Free Workshops" of MMOMA. Maria completed a course at the "Objective Reality" educational program. Currently, Maria works on personal projects and collaborate with "Takie Dela." Her works are part of the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum and Museum of Moscow collections. Maria's works were published in The Calvert, BBC, Guardian, The Times and others.
Varya: a story about a family adopting a girl with special needs.The Ovodovs have six children. Three of them were adopted and the youngest adopted girl is disabled.
In our case large family means great resource. Elder children can babysit Varya, feed her, take her to the bathroom. If I were alone with her that would have been a much greater challenge.
I know Varyas diagnosis now. She has a very rare decease called Arthogryposis.
The Ovodovs live in a private house in a village called Lyalovo.
I cant imagine now how we were without her.
The front door steps are too steep for the wheelchair. Living in a house with such a disabled child presents certain difficulties. But still, it is way better than living in an apartment on the sixteenth floor of an apartment building. For one, we never have an out of order elevator.
The swing is one of Varyas most favourite activities. Varya has already had her hands done, her thumbs separated. Now she can hold things in her hands. She can even hold an egg. She couldn't do that before.
Varya dreams to run and jump just like her sisters.
The children were eagerly looking forward to Varyas arrival. Especially one of the adopted girls, Arina, who was separated from her younger sister.
You don't need to be some kind of special person in order to raise this kind of child. All you need is to have good rapport with your family.