My name is Nastea and I am 16 years old. I was brought up by my grandparents, mostly by my grandfather, who rescued me from the orphanage. My mother abandoned me and my siblings 14 years ago, and 5 years ago my father passed away. The absence of my parents has left a pain and hole in my heart. My grandfather, Mihail, is a judo coach. He has taught me to be strong in body and spirit. He has passed on to me his love of sports, and I was awarded with prizes in judo sport competitions due to his positive influence. I help my grandfather with chores by cooking meals, cleaning the house, and taking care of our goats. My older siblings are studying in college which encourages me to continue my schooling also. Growing up without parents has left me feeling abandoned, poor, and lonely, which is why I desire socialization. I often sing at home because singing and listening to music makes me feel relaxed and happy. My goal is to study to become a seamstress and to find a job in that profession. Your support will help me achieve this goal. Thank you for taking time to read my story!