Tuesday, 6 July 2010

What to think of this?

And uncountable others?

POVESTEA MEA

Mă numesc CRIVAT BOGDAN-COSTIN, domiciliat în localitatea Frecăţei, judeţul Tulcea, născut la data de 21.05.1984 şi diagnosticat de la naştere cu “Tetrapareză spastică cu elemente extrapiramidale”. Suferinţa mea este de la naştere !Mamei mele, i-a fost administrată în travaliu, o doză de diazepam care mi-a provocat o asfixie pe creier, nu am plâns imediat şi a fost nevoie de respiraţie artificială, valoarea Agpar 4. Am avut probleme cu deficit în respiraţie, închiţire, am fost alăptat două săptămâni, înghiţeam şi sugeam greu. De la naştere nu am avut o dezvoltare normală, nu am stat în poziţia şezut, nu mă rostogoleam şi primele silabe le-am rostit abia la vârsta de un an. In prezent îmi folosesc greu mâinile, nu mă hrănesc singur, mă deplasez singur în patru labe, mă ridic la marginea patului, mă dau singur jos din fotoliul meu, mânuiesc foarte bine calculatorul folosindu-mă de picioare. Am o creştere fizică şi intelectuală normală cu deficienţe motorii şi vorbire dificilă. Am început din noiembrie 2009 un tratament de recuperare neuro-motorie în Budapesta la Institutul “PETA ANDRAS INSTITUTE CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION”, unde am prins viată. M-am recuperat în două săptămâni forte bine şi la mâini şi la picioare. Pentru ca să pot evolua şi să mă pot descurca singur trebuie să merg la acest institut de cel putin două ori pe an, câte trei săptămâni, iar costul unei şedinţe ajunge la 2500 euro. Parintii mei au datorii la banci , iar de la stat nu beneficiez de nimic in afara de un ajutor social. Pana cum am strans bani de la prieteni, dar acum am nevoie de ajutorul dumeavoastra. Sunt sanse mari sa ma fac bine, dar am nevoie de resurse financiare. Daca doriti sa ma ajutati cu cat doriti, puteti dona in contul BANCII TRNSILVILANIA SURCUSARLA TULCEARO38BTRL03704801R36709XX, titular Crivat Adela, mama mea. Sa va dea Dumnezeu sanatate! http://costy25bogdan.wordpress.com/ TITULAR CRIVAT ADELA. AJUTATI-MA VA ROG DIN SUFLET. CU CAT PUTETI


This plea is written in Romanian. It was published on 3 July on a Wordpress blog that seems specially opened for this purpose. It is a desperate story. Every single such story of unmet need and unfulfilled hope is totally unique. They are all desperate.

This tells of a 26-year-old man in Transylvania, in Romania. He has spastic quadriplegia. In November last year he spent a couple of weeks at the Pető Institute in Budapest and he could return there for two three-week periods each year – at a cost that his family cannot afford. He offers a bank account number.

Discuss possible rights and wrongs...

2 comments:

  1. There are so many blogs just like this one that come up on the Google alerts for all things conductive, that are attempting to raise money to send little Amy, Jack, George or Jane to institutes, camps or private centres all over the world for CE or therapy.

    It would be interesting to know if anyone actually donates online to these sites.

    I certainly would not do it.

    Mainly because, as with the letter that I recently received from the universtiy, I do not trust them until I know definately that they are not bogus.
    How do we know if they are genuine? Is there a way to check?

    The amount in this case that is needed is certainly a lot of extra money to find in this day and age for everyone. I expect for a Romanian the sum seems even more out of reach than for people in many other countries.

    If it is genuine plea for help then I wish the writer much luck. I hope for his sake there are some people out there who are more trusting than I am.

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  2. Actually, when I set out to write the above posting I did so having taken the story on immediate face value.

    My posting was about the situation described: a very disabled man from a generally impoverished part of Europe, no apparent help over a lifetime, a very low all-round baseline, new expectations and practical guidance, sudden peripheral improvements, a taste of progress, the taste of hope, then... nothing. Just the desperate need for another fix, an offer from the dealer, and no money to pay for it.

    That to me was the old, old story.

    What a circumstance, I thought. It is good, or is it bad? Is the dealer to to be praised, or morally culpable? What did I think? I did not know.

    It was only as I wrote that I realised the additional layer to this tale, the one that Susie (above) spotted quicker than I, that I did not know whether this particular instance is even true. Only that very morning somebody from the Spanish-speaking world had emailed me to say:

    'We are pleased to inform you that you have been Awarded the sum of  
    £5.500,000 GBP in the Microsoft 2010 Program. Send: Name... Address... Tel...Age...'

    I could really do with £5.5m at the moment. but I put the email in straight into the bin without a thought.

    What do I think? I have no idea.

    Andrew.

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