Following an article in a local newspaper on September 7, 2009 in Iasi, Romania (for article in Romanian click HERE) about a nineteen year old girl with pulmonary fibrosis with only 13% of her lungs functioning. The person in cause, Cerasela Mihovici, is dependent on an oxygen concentrator machine, which has to be rented. Cerasela and her family live in a rural area in northeastern Romania, Botosani County, and the family budget is around 100 USD per month.
Through repeated media campaigns, Cerasela is on the waiting list for a lung transplant to be done in Vienna, Austria.
Nonetheless, the acute need for a portable oxygen concentrator machine has led to intermediate the donation of such a machine with the help of a foundation friend, Mrs. Lilly Pierce of Virginia, USA. Mr. Neil Jansson of Washington, D.C. has kindly donated a 12 pound (6 kilograms) portable machine evaluated at over 5,000 USD in the memory of his late wife.
Cerasela received the machine in early November 2009.
For articles concerning this donation (in Romanian) please visit our press gallery HERE.