Dăruiește Aripi Association is a non-profit organization, founded in 2013 by Alina Pătrăhău, with the aim of improving the Romanian medical system, for the real guarantee by the Romanian state of the fundamental rights of children (the right to health and life), with priority for those with onco-haematologic diseases.
“We bring back hope to those who’ve lost it. We help broken wings fly again. We need the power of the many to achieve more. The association welcomes anyone who wants to lend a helping hand, whether they be sponsors or volunteers. “Dăruiește Aripi” belongs to them all and we would like to share this dream with as many of them as possible.” – Alina Pătrăhău, “Dăruiește Aripi” founder.
Our symbol, the humming bird, is the only bird that can fly on any axis and hover in midair. Despite its tiny body, the hummingbird’s heart is larger than other birds’. That’s a heart with a strong beat, 80 times stronger than a human’s. Hummingbirds inspire us to seek within ourselves the power to celebrate each day of our lives and the desire to help and be the wind beneath others’ wings.
Since 2018, we have been involved in changing the system of assistance of cancer diagnosed children in Romania, in partnership with the Romanian Society of Pediatric Onco-Hematology, the academic forum of specialists, treating pediatric cancers in Romania. See partnership here.
Our team of life-saving champions
Founder and CEO
Public Health Programs Expert
Coordinator of the Romanian National Childhood Cancer Registry
Fotografi si ilustratori
Bianca Maria Bechiși
Cristina Florina Baban