Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church donated 2,000 Euros for Sara Nukina, a teenager suffering from a brain tumour. The girl is well-known to the audience of Radio Trinitas, the radio station of the Romanian Patriarchate, for her generous moral support of the elderly and the ill with her songs and the freshness of her presence. “She helped as a volunteer so many people, now it is our turn to help Sara,” declared the Patriarch of Romania for Radio Trinitas.
Two weeks ago, Sara was diagnosed with an infiltrative tumour of the brain stem which is inoperable and she needs the best oncological treatment one can get. At present, she managed to check in the AKH Clinic in Vienna, where she was transferred wit great difficulty, given the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
Sara Nukina will turn 16 on September 5. She is the daughter of Japanese karate trainer Nukina Nobuyuki, who embraced Orthodox faith. The audience of Radio Trinitas is familiar with her presence at the Joy of Stories programme hosted by Adriana Ene.
Adriana Ene got involved in the fundraising campaign for her. “If you were right in front of me, I would kneel before you and implore you to help Sara Nukina,” she wrote on social media. “She is the wonderful Sara, a fighter who soothed with her voice so many children, the elderly, the ill and afflicted.”
“With her beautiful voice and her story-telling gift which comforts hearts, Sara Nukina participated in the concerts of the Tronos Choir, visited retirement homes and children oncology hospitals with the Volunteers of the National Cathedral, sang to the destitute, the ill, the needy,” the radio host added.
The teenager has already gone through an emergency surgical intervention. The next steps are radiotherapy and oncological treatment, for which the family needs to raise funds. Only for the first stage of the treatment, they need to raise 50,000 Euros.
Beneficiary: NUKINA NOBUYUKI
Swift/BIC code: BTRLRO22
Payment details: For Sara
Banca: Banca Transilvania, Sucursala Victoria
Bank address: Bulevardul Iancu de Hunedoara nr. 6, sector 1, București, ROMANIA
Bank phone: 0040 754 035 370
Revolut account: GB97 REVO 0099 7067 9180 21
Associated phone: 0040752 237 170 (Nukina Nobuyuki)
Photo courtesy of Basilica.ro archive and Facebook / Sara Nukina)