A visit to Bucharest takes us to some rather exceptional NGO’s – Romanian Angel Appeal and Hope for Health. We remembered images of terrified children, severely institutionalized with chronic illness, found in Romanian orphanages after the revolution.
Incentivized to have children as a means to increase the population and too impoverished to care for their kids, thousands ended up in institutions in conditions too horrible to imagine. Devastated by the images, Olivia Harrison founded the Romanian Angel Appeal to assist orphanages in the country. With this act, George Harrison’s wife mobilized the international artistic community and volunteers and funds poured in and the rest is, as they say, history….