Team and Mission

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

Alina Pătrăhău
Founder and CEO

Loredana Stefan
Project Manager

Anamaria Toma
Project Manager

Mihaela Bucurenci
Public Health Programs Expert
Coordinator of the Romanian National Childhood Cancer Registry

Volunteers

Carmina Micu
Cristiana Bucur
Irina Pătrăhău
Migladia Amet
Isabela Stere
Livia Stan
Oana Stan

Cătălina Ion
Ștefan Dolana
Alexandra Groza
Mirela Florea
Dana Itu
Cristina Stângă
Corina Chirițescu
Mădălina Balică

Bianca Florea
Felicia Tutuianu
Carolina Davidescu
Marinela Palamariuc
Tanța Steriuș
Mirela Negoiță

Traducatori voluntari

Ioana Jelea
Raluca Floria
Maria Tuzluchi
Raluca Chifu
Maggie Dima

Fotografi si ilustratori

Adrian Siea
Viviana Pascu
Bianca Maria Bechiși
Dumitru Moraru
Cristina Florina Baban