Abandoned at 17 – Cinnamon Survived Against All the Odds
Abandoned at 17, after losing everything and being abused and mistreated, Cinnamon was rescued by SCARS. She arrived at her carers angry, confused and full of hatred. And while it was thought that her days were numbered, she didn’t just survive, against all the odds, she thrived.
Her carer, Valia Orfanidou, thought she had given her a “home” to spend her final days, and for months she thought this was all she could do. But as it turned out, Cinnamon wanted more from life, and she got it. She is too old and fragile to be put for adoption, so Valia decided to look after her for the time she has left. Valia concludes: “Beside, home is where the heart is, and her heart is finally with us, even if it took her six months to surrender.”