Elena is a high school student in the 12th grade.
Her father is a retired security worker who receives a pension of $400 a month.
Her mother stays home to take care of her 35 year son with severe handicap. Elena is the youngest of 7 children.
They live in outside of Brasov in the village of Rasnov in a two bedroom apartment.
Elena is a very good student and an excellent athlete. She's won several medals in skiing competitions.
She needs help with everyday living expenses.