Odyssey of a Romanian Street Child

Odyssey of a Romanian Street Child


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ISBN-13: 9780884199410
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 11/18/2002
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Kachelmyer, now in his seventies, has worked with children in peril in Japan, New Mexico and Honduras. For the past ten years, he and his wife, Deanna, have run a Christian home for the street children of Bucharest, Romania. John recorded and translated Catalin’s story. He travels often in the U.S. and is available for media interviews.

Table of Contents

1Happy Days1
2Not Good Enough9
3Desperate to Escape17
4The Train Station27
5The Revolution37
6The Reason for Street Children47
7Dangers in the Streets51
8Getting Food59
9The Role of Sex on the Streets69
10A Place to Sleep75
11Bored and High83
13The Need to Steal93
14My Uncle and the Cows97
15Two Whole Chickens and a Prayer103
16Fifteen Years Old and Tired of Life109
18A Place of Respect121
19Healing Inner Wounds131
20Questions I Can't Answer137
21The Remains of My Family143
Appendix AReligion and the Street Child147
Appendix BSociopaths: Two Case Studies157
Photo Section179

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Mailliwserolf More than 1 year ago
This read was great. It opened up for me a realm of tragedy and pain which exist all over the world, and at the same time a compassion for others seldom spoken about. The story is very real in its delivery and touched me deep in my soul. As a prior foster child myself who was forced to live on the streets for some time, it had me identifying and nodding my head coninously as I turned each page. The actual phenonmenon of Street Children is touchingly exposed here with much dignity and realism at the same time. I feel this book should be a required read for all high school or first year college students in order to increase these youth's awareness of the plight of so many millinons of children world wide. This book tells how fortunate one is to have a family or a loved one who cares for them as we all need. I recommend this read for those professionals in medicine, social work, public administration, law and all others who have either lost sight of the suffering in the world of these youth, or who simply want to make a difference; to change the corrupt social/political systems which conintue to breed this type of international suffering on a daily basis.