This is Bogdan-Ionut Olteanu. We encountered him on the Bucharest subway, when he tried to sell us a pack of tissues for a few pennies, trying to earn a living. Since we've passed by quite a lot, we've seen him sleeping on the subway and even in our apartment building lobby, waking up to a sad life troubled by the past but chasing the dream by selling tissues.
We listened to his story and, right off the bat, we noticed he was very polite to us. We always figured that he's just living a hard life, but we could never imagine that he could endure the things we've heard and seen him go through.
His life story can leave a serious impact on your emotions. At least it did on ours. He hasn't gotten the chance to see or feel affection since childhood. From 1 to 18 years old, originally from Pitesti, Romania, Bogdan has lived in several orphanages in his home town, and has finished his childhood in orphanages in Bucharest. He has never faced opportunities offered by a home, such as a comfortable bed, a bathroom or a kitchen where he can cook his own food.
Half of his small handicap monthly pension (375 RON - 78 euros) has to be spent on medication in order to maintain his treatment and manage the problems caused by his acute mental handicap which worsened with traumas during the childhood spent in orphanages.
Unlike people living on the street in Romania, Bogdan tries his best to earn a living selling packs of tissues for 0.40 RON (8 euro cents) hoping someone will one day reward him for his hard work, dedication and painful story.
Please consider helping Bogdan-Ionut Olteanu overcome these difficulties in life. Any amount is welcome, and we will be more than thankful for your kindness. Through our power together and GoGetFunding, we will be able to offer him monthly rent so he can enjoy, for the first time in his life, now at 23, warmth, hot water and shelter, so he can jump-start his professional and social career and hopefully we can guarantee him a nice future.
We thank you so much for listening to Bogdan's story and any amount is greatly appreciated, and will encourage him to pass through life's difficulties without parents or shelter so far.
Acesta este Bogdan-Ionut Olteanu. Ne-a abordat la metrou cu servetele, incercand sa si castige existenta. Trecand de foarte multe ori pe acolo, si cu alte ocazii, l-am vazut dormind la metrou, in scara noastra de bloc si vanzand servetele. Ne-am oferit sa ii asculta povestea si din prima a fost foarte politicos.
Ne-am dat seama mereu ca trece prin greutatile vietii dar niciodata nu puteam sa ne imaginam ca putea sa indure astfel de lucruri. Viata lui este foarte marcabila, neavand oportunitatea, inca din copilarie, sa vada afectiunea cu ochii sai. De la varsta de un an, pana la 18 ani, cu origini in Pitesti, Bogdan a fost nevoit sa traiasca in numeroase camine, neavand oportunitatile pe care ti le ofera o locuinta, precum un pat comfortabil, o baie sau o bucatarie.
Jumatate din pensia sa de handicap in valoare de 375 de lei, incasata lunar, este cheltuita pe pastile si medicamente conform tratamentului, pentru a-si tine sub control problemele cauzate de un handicap mintal accentuat pe parcursul tineretii.
Spre deosebire de alti oameni ai strazii, Bogdan incearca din rasputeri sa isi castige existenta vanzand pachete de servetele, in speranta ca cineva il va rasplati pentru povestea sa grea de indurat si eforturile sale indelungate.
Va rugam sa il ajutati cu orice suma de bani, iar prin intermediul nostru si al site-ului GoGetFunding, vom putea sa il plasam intr-o chirie lunara pentru a beneficia de caldura, apa calda si adapost, si sa-l incurajam pentru a-si asigura un viitor in cariera sa profesionala si sociala.
Va multumim solemn ca i-ati ascultat povestea lui Bogdan si orice suma il va ajuta, dar il va si incuraja sa treaca peste greutatile si momentele difficile prezente intr-o viata fara familie si fara adapost.