Hello there. First of all,thank you for stoping by to read this and if you could spare 4-5 minutes of your time reading this and maybe even help,I would be more than thankful to you.
My name is Onicel Tiberiu Mihai,or in English, my name is translated to Mike. I'm a medical student studying at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy,Bucharest. I would like to share with you a few things about me in order to catch a glimpse of how my life is and why I am here on this website. I was born in Bacau in 1993 ,a small town in Romania,with no brothers or sisters. My childhood was,well,not as "normal" as it should be. Why? Because my parents divorced when I was 2 and I haven't heard or seen my father ever since.My mother couldn't bear the thought of raising a kid with an alcoholic father who couldn't care less for us. He was stealing money from the house in order to drink himself to sleep. Since the divorce, I grew without a father ,in every aspect of this concept( he never wanted to see me or call me or even help me and my mother with money). For some ,growing without a father is not such a big deal,but for me it was. My mother worked as an accountant back then,but she was fired because she wasn't corrupt like everyone else there in the department.They didn't care that she was all alone with a child to raise and no income . This is the thing that motivates me these days,looking back at my mother's deeds;even though she was broke,she managed to raise me right,she worked everywhere she could( even washing toilets) in order to bring me something to eat in that day. Those were harsh times,and I simply can't forget her anguished cried in the kitchen late in the night when she was trying to figure out what to do the next day in order to get some money so we could eat. This is just an aspect of the story. As a child,when you grow up,you need both the female and male examples in order for you to develop your personality. A father is needed in alot more of situations ( if we can name them that way) but is too much to write in here of how many times I felt that emptiness but I am sure you got the idea.We did what we could to survive,my grandparents ( from my mother's side) helped us whenever they could ( they were poor too but beyond lovable with me). I always had good grades,not because I loved studying,but because it was the only thing that could take me and my mother away from poverty.
Now,I'm 22 and studying medicine. I don't know how to express myself better when I say this but, I simply love medicine. I'm in the fourth year ( out of six years) and I can't say that I had alot of patients,but,for me, knowing that a human was saved from death because of me,it's the biggest joy in the world. As they say: " Don't study to pass the exam;study for the day when you will be the only thing between a patient and the grave". This is exactly what I do,but in order to be able to keep on doing it, I will need your help.
My first years here at the University were pretty rough,and that because of the fees and books prices. My grades are good,and I've been studying harder and harder every year so I can be the doctor I always dreamed of becoming. The fee is not so big ,compared to other Universities aroud the world( in euros,somewhere at 2000 per year ). For some ,it's a piece of cake ,but for me it's alot of money. Every year,my mother and I worked so I could pay the fee and continue my studies but this year ,it's almost impossible. I worked everywhere I could doing what I could ,but ,from a part-time job,you can't make more than 200 euros per month here and even with a part-time job and not a full time one,it was very hard to maintain my grades high and work at the same time.However,this year,I cannot work any longer because I have more and more books to study and not much time. I had to choose and I couldn't quit my University . Even buying a good stethoscope was hard,I had to work all my summer vacation ,8 hours a day ,3 months in order to raise enough money for it . I managed somehow to pay half of the fee for this year ( 1000 euros) but my mother and I simply can't come up with another 1000 euros by the end of the semester ( at the end of June).This is what I ask from you. Even the smallest donation will mean the world to me and will bring me closer to my goal. More than this,even if you donate or not,you can email me at [email protected] with your medical problems or someone you know. I am not a doctor yet,but if I can, I will be more than glad to help you with an advice and why not, a diagnostic. Thank for your time,I wish you the best !