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More than 40 children receive free checkups and surgeries

This is one out of the most outstanding charitable activities from Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund in 2012

From Nov 19 to 30, 2012, Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund, jointly established by FV Hospital (FVH) and Thanh Nien Daily Newspaper, has cooperated with a French expert hand surgeon and French plastic surgery specialist to offer treatment to more than 40 impoverished children suffering from burns and hand deformities.

This is one out of the most outstanding charitable activities from Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund in 2012. Dr. Stephane Guero, a expert hand surgeon from France, has provided consultations to more than 30 children with hand deformities, 14 of whom then underwent free of charge corrective surgeries. Most cases were born with polydactylia, syndactyly and bone deformities in their hands.

 

French plastic surgery specialist Dr. Elisabeth Hodin also provided consultations for 11 children suffering from the consequences of burns, such as contractures at hand, foot and neck, and distortion of the ear, face and chest. Four cases required surgery in order to improve their ability to move.

This is one of the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund’s most outstanding activities in 2012. All operations were successful and the patients have recovered well.

1. Adrong YPach
DOB: 10/09/2009
Address: Buon KroaB, Cour dang, cu Mgar, Dac Lac Province.
Family circumstances and history of illness: His parents works in field mountains. His family is among the impoverished ones in the province. At his birth, he got the congenital deformity in his hands and feet. His feet was deformed at his toes. His hands was his most severe abnormality because he had his metacarpus or his finger bones, and fingers curled and fused together, and  he had them in no normal shape. Thus, he could not hold or grab anything. His mother named H’anh Adrong said: “My husband and I just hope my son can experience a surgery to help him hold or grab something, and our biggest desire is that he can hold a pen to write something at school.”

Vietnam Charitable Fund facilitated his meeting with the French expert hand-surgeon Dr. Stephane Guero in Nov 2011. After checkup and diagnosis, the doctor said he could carry out the operation on his feet deformity because it would not affect his movement function later, but the abnormality in his hands was complicated. He made a decision to expedite a surgery to separate his forefinger in the left hand in order to help him to hold and grab things or utensils. After the operation, he can use his own hand to hold things well such as spoon, glass and toys.

On the working trip of the French expert hand-surgeon Dr. Stephane Guero this year, Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund continues to facilitate his meeting with the doctor for his follow-up examination and second hand operation to separate his fourth and fifth left fingers to help him for better grabbing. His operation was carried out on 22/11/2012. However, in the recommendation of the doctor, Adrong YPach should undergo more operation to improve his functions, to help his hand stronger to hold bigger things, to adjust the axis of the fifth finger. An operation is needed to restructure the stiff finger joints to make their functions better.

2. Nguyen Thanh Hung
DOB: 15/09/2007
Address: Village 3, Hoa Thuan Commune, Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak Province
Family circumstances and history of illness: His parents are working as famers, therefore, they do not have enough money to afford his hand operation. At birth, he got the congenital deformity - syndactyly, which is the condition that two or more digit are fused together, which caused him difficulties in his life activities. When he went to kindergarten, he was often being teased by his friends and he felt unhappy.

In Nov 2011, Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund facilitate his meeting with the French expert hand-surgeon Dr. Stephane Guero for his checkup and operation to separate two fingers in left hand at FV Hospital. In Nov 2012, on the periodic working trip of the French expert hand-surgeon Dr. Stephane Guero at FV Hospital, Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund continues to support his operation to separate right finger to help restore his hand functions and his hand shape. His operation was carried out on 22/11/2012 and was successful.

3. Vo Nguyen Truong Vy
DOB: 29/05/2012
Address: Hamlet 8, Hung Le Commune, Giong Trom District, Ben Tre Province.
Family circumstances and history of illness: At birth, she got the congenital deformity, polydactylia in left feet. The redundant toe was fused with the fifth toe. Her family is among the impoverished ones in the commune and her parent could not afford her operation. The deformity caused her to be ashamed with her friends and caused her difficulties in taking on her shoes or slippers, or in running. The redundant toe often hit on her shoes or slippers, which made her hurt, scalded and burnt for her movement. Thus, Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund facilitated her meeting with the French expert hand-surgeon Dr. Stephane Guero to remove the unwanted toe at FV Hospital on 23/11/2012. The operation was successful and she is so happy that her toes return normal. She becomes more confident and optimistic when she goes to school.