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A Thankful Heart – Sandu Ghiurcan

SanduI would like to share with you about a wonderful man called Mr Sandu Ghiurcan. Like most of our residents he has a very touching story. Sandu is 63 years old now and we’ve known him for the last 3 years, since 2014. At that time he was left on the streets of Oradea after losing his house, being the victim of a scam and on the top of that he had to go through a surgery on his right foot. Sadly his wife and 2 daughters left him 20 years ago so he was on his own without any support, having to survive with a monthly pension of £100 ($130).

In November 2014 we received him into our residential home in Oradea where he received accommodation and excellent medical care that he needed so desperately. He was part of our programme for more than one year. But we were given the sad news that because of the law restrictions we would not be able to keep him in our care home, as the social authorities imposed on us that we could only support those over 65 years of age.

We had no choice but to find an alternative for Sandu and so we did find him a “social home” where he lived in very poor conditions for almost 2 years and during this time his medical issues got even worse causing him to lose his right lower leg in the end.

But I am so glad to say that this is not the end of the story 🙂

God is faithful and never gives up on doing good to us.

God has made it possible for Smiles to open a new facility in Tileagd for adults (18 years upwards) so people like Sandu can receive assisted living support, social and medical care.

On July 5th 2017 Sandu moved into the Tileagd Assisted Living Facility (TAL) and now he can be sure that this is his HOME and that nobody will send him back on the streets or anywhere else.

Thank you for helping us help Sandu and many others like him!

Ligia Mitra
Project Manager for Tileagd Assisted Living facility

To know more about TAL or support the work:
http://www.thesmilesfoundation.org/project/assisted-living/


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