I travelled to Bucharest, Romania, in 1992 for three months to volunteer with children living with HIV. Approximately 80% were abandoned in state hospitals by their families. After my three months work stint was up, I returned home to Ireland and raised funds to go back and continue my work with these children. I ended up staying ten years working and caring for these children. I would always try to document moments of each of these children’s lives. Two of the children’s mothers allowed me to make their portraits with their children. I have never published the portrait images I made of these exceptional children.
Some of these children in this documentary are no longer with us and some I keep in touch with over the years.