Loss of his family and his home... in one day.
This quiet, sweet-natured 7-year old boy was one of four brothers living with his mom in a village located a few hours from our Vibrant Kids Holistic Center in Barlad, Romania. One evening a fire broke out while the family was at home. One of Alex’s brothers died. The house was destroyed and with little resources, the mom had no place for the family to live. Alex and his two remaining brothers were placed temporarily in an orphanage and then separated with each sent to live with a different foster parent. Alex has not seen his mother or brothers since he left the orphanage one year ago. Rather than keep the family within reach of each other, government workers scattered the brothers to foster homes throughout the region with Alex being placed in Barlad. The distance is too far for his mother to afford the expense of travel.
In addition to this tragedy, Alex suffers from a medical condition with one of his eyes. He has had multiple surgeries and we would like to have him evaluated by a private ophthalmologist. His kind-hearted foster mom, in the hopes that our teachers and psychologist could help him academically in a loving, supportive environment, brought Alex to Vibrant Kids. He has developmental disabilities affecting his ability to learn in a traditional classroom setting.
At Vibrant Kids, Alex loves dressing up as a superhero.
He prefers to work independently. Understandably, it will take time for him to trust being a part of the Vibrant Kids family and that we, too, won’t disappear. Our team is working on basic educational foundations as Alex came to us without yet knowing how to read or write