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Nguyễn Thị Kim Anh Nguyễn Hoài Phương Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Ánh Trần Nhuận Điền Nguyễn Đức Tân
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Nguyễn Thị Kim Anh

Who We Help

Who do we help?

Patient waiting list

In June 2008, the Fund conducted a local consultation for more than three hundred poor and unlucky kids suffering from deformities in Ben Tre Province, with the support of the Department of Labour, Invalidity and Social Affairs of the province, of the Nguyen Dinh Chieu General Hospital of Ben Tre and of the Fund's volunteer doctors from FV Hospital such as Dr. Le Tan Son, Dr. Tran Thanh Tri and Dr. Phan Thi Ngoc Linh.
After the consultation, the doctors initially selected one hundred and seventeen operable cases with problems such as bowed limbs, scoliosis, facial tumor, polydactylia, ectrodactylia, syndactyly, anotia and aural atresia, phimosis, inguinal hernia, hypospadias, cryptorchidism and scars due to severe burns, hip joint osteoarthritis, osteogenesis imperfecta, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, limb ankylosis, limb retraction among other conditions.

Children born with congenital deformities (that must be severe but at the same time curable) giving rise to problems of the five following types:

  • Urological
  • Abdominal
  • Thoracic
  • Orthopedics
  • Maxillo-Facial

And also those with acquired problems due to accidents (such as burns) or diseases (such as poliomyelitis)

The last step is to select the prior surgeries according to this following condition:

  1. Severity of condition
  2. Degree of improvement possible
  3. Possibility of recovery
  4. Degree to which anatomy can be improved
WAITING LIST
Tran Vuong Ba Thuat

DOB: 16/05/2002

Address: 377/1 Phan Van Tri Street, Binh Thanh District

Family situation: Ba Thuat was his parents’ pride and joy. His father is a construction contractor, while his mother stays at home to take care of him. Unluckily, his happy childhood days became a vague memory when Thuat’s father passed away after developing cancer. In order to pay for his father’s cancer treatments, all of the family’s possessions accumulated over many years had to be sold. The entire burden of raising three children now fell on his mother’s shoulders. She had to work as a housemaid for up to 14 hours every day to support her family.

Medical history: Since Thuat’s mother has neither the time nor money to take care of him, he has suffered from constipation for a long time, the causes of which have not been discovered. Left untreated for long time, Thuat has been unable to defecate and as a result often vomits and harasses. His distressed mother brought her child to many places in search of treatment. Luckily, a kind friend introduced her to the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund.

Current status: On 14th March 2012, the Fund assisted Thuat by paying for diagnostic tests and medical treatment, as well as special meals with the nutrition he needed at FVH. He will have a follow-up visit, and then further treatment from a paediatric surgeon if required. The final estimated cost for Thuat’s two surgeries is USD 6,000.

How to donate?

Nguyen Thi Kim Anh

DOB: 03/11/2009

Address: An Thanh Hamlet, Hoi An Dong Commune, Dong Thap Province.

Family situation: Kim Anh was born in a very poor family. Her parents have had to work very hard to feed their children. At present, Anh is three years old but she looks very small and suffers from malnutrition. Ms. Diep, her mother, had to quit her job to take care of her. Therefore, all the family’s financial burdens now fall on her father’s shoulders.

Medical history: Since birth, Kim Anh’s head has grown bigger and bigger over time. She also suffers from malnutrition. Her parents simply do not have the money to take her to a hospital for diagnosis and treatment.

Current status: The local social centre introduced Phuong to the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund for treatment. A surgery to drain her cerebrospinal fluid is likely to be performed in October 2012 with an estimated cost of USD 2,380 .

How to donate?

Nguyen Hoai Phuong

DOB: 19/05/2006

Address: An Loi B Hamlet, Dinh Yen Commune, Lap Vo District, Dong Thap Province.

Family situation: Phuong was born in a family certified as poor by the People’s Committee of Lap Vo District.  His parents have had to work very hard to raise their seven children. At present, Phuong is six years old, but he cannot walk or speak, nor is he aware of his surroundings. He almost lives almost in a vegetative state.  Ms. Hoa, his mother, had to quit her job to take care of him. All of the family’s financial burdens now fall on his father shoulders.

Medical history: Since birth, his head has grown bigger and bigger over time. He lives almost in a vegetative state. He underwent medical examinations at Nhi Dong 1 Hospital and Nhi Dong 2 Hospital, but no significant treatment was provided.

Current status: The local social centre introduced Phuong to the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund for treatment. A surgery to drain cerebrospinal fluid is likely to be performed in October 2012 with an estimated cost of USD 2,380 .

How to donate?

These children belong to poor families who can barely earn living; they never expect to be able to afford proper medical treatment.