The Team

Daruieste Aripi is a registered charity, established in 2013 to enable access to high quality medical care and social services for children in Romania and their families, particularly young patients afflicted with cancer and blood diseases.

“We give hope to those who have lost it. We give wings to those who do not believe they can fly. We believe that we can achieve more together than alone. Our organization welcomes anyone who wants to help. Every sponsor, every volunteer matters. Daruieste Aripi is a home for everyone, just as we want our dream to be shared by as many as possible.” – Alina Pătrăhău, founder

Our logo, the hummingbird, is the only bird that can fly in any direction – straight up and down, backwards and forwards, and can truly hover. Despite its small size, the heart of a hummingbird is larger than that of other birds. A heart that beats about 80 times faster than a human’s. Hummingbirds inspire us to seek within ourselves the power to celebrate life every day and the desire to help and share wings with others.

A team empowered by the will to save lives

Alina Pătrăhău

Founder and President

Adriana Apostol, MD

Pediatric Oncology and Hematology

Mihaela Bucurenci, MD

Expert in public health policies and the management of health services

Ana-Maria Toma

Administrative Coordinator

Diana Badea

Administrative Manager

Raluca Brăgărea

Public Affairs & Communication Consultant

Andreea Drăgan

Project Manager

The Activity of the Association is supported by Law Firms
Calipetre & Associates și Vernon | David, offering legal advice and safety.


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