My name is Vlad, and I am 16 years old. I was not cared for in my biological family. My mother suffered from alcoholism and often neglected her parental duties. I did not feel loved or protected. About 3 years ago, my mother passed away and I became legally an orphan. I have an older sister, Valentina, but she can’t help me because her living condition is unstable, and she struggles as a single mom to raise her 2 small children. Since I don’t know my father, my uncle Serghei took me into his family. The living conditions are modest, but I now understand what it is like to have a caring family. They make me feel included. I enjoy sports and spending time with my uncle. Sometimes we go for walks in the forest. My goal is to learn a profession and become an independent adult. Your support will help me fight for a better future! Thank you for taking time to read my story.