Diema was a child in one of Russia’s “baby houses” in the 1990’s which were very poorly funded and staffed; the conditions were horrendous. He had a large head because of hydrocephaly and was a paraplegic; his legs were paralyzed. Mary Dudley first met Diema at the Baby house and kept up with him as best she could. Mary and her sister later began this foundation to improve the lives of disabled children in Russia.
Here is an up-to-date report on the foundation: DIEMA’S DREAM FUND NEWS
One of the efforts of this Foundation is Diema’s Dream Village
Also, their Creative workshop. These children develop skills that they can hone and develop. Through these skills they can express the human worth that they always had to begin with.