- Romanian mum, married to handsome Greek man, living in Northern Ireland. Mummy to Emma and to Georgie, our winged little boy.
My name is Oana (that’s pronounced Wana). I was born in Romania in 1979. I have many good childhood memories thanks to my mother who was our safe haven during the mindless political regime and afterwards, in the jungle of the new found democracy.. I am now in my mid-30s and I have been living in Northern Ireland since I got married. I’m married to a Greek man who misses his homeland and I have a sweet five year old girl called Emma whom I’m striving to raise into a well-rounded, whole person… This January our boy and very special gift from above, Georgie Ioannis, was born after a long wait but our joy turned into anguish only three months later when he was diagnosed with acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia. Georgie fought like a super hero for two and a half months but unfortunately lost his battle with blood cancer on July the 5th. Mama’s Haven is now the place where I document our grief and try and make sense of our tragedy while attempting to move onto a new “normality.”
- Northern Ireland