Marcel (born l4.11.1999)

Marcel was just a year old when his parents left him in hospital with measles.   They did not return, so when he was 2 he came to Harja – with many fears, the worst being of water, but the ducks in his bath distracted and reassured him.

Although he is not academic his teachers like him, probably for the wicked gleam in his eyes.  He is humorous, enjoys competitive games like racing demon, likes cooking and would like to be a chef and he’s good at playing with the little ones.   Luci, from whom he seeks advice, is a valuable much older brother to him.

He suggested to the others in his family that they should give presents to Betty and their carers on 1st March, a spring celebration day in Romania:  they bought flowers and chocolates and wrote loving messages.