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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
Nguyen Manh Dung

DOB: 08/03/2001

Address: 538/16D Le Hong Phong Street, Phuoc Long, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa.

Family situation: Dung comes from a household were money was difficult: his father is a soldier and his mother was a poorly paid worker. She had to quit her job to take care of him when he fell ill, making his family’s disadvantaged condition became worse. "It hurts so much to look my son fighting his disease but we have no money to bring him to hospital for treatment," his mother said, in tears.

Medical history: Manh Dung has a congenital megacolon and needs surgery as soon as possible.

Current status: Dung has suffered from a congenital megacolon since birth and cannot complete a bowel movement by himself. A temporary anus was placed in his abdominal wall to help him eliminate stool. His parents have exhausted all of their resources after his long treatment at Nhi Dong II Hospital. They could not afford to continue their son’s treatment and his bowel condition was not improved. When learning of Manh Dung’s situation, the Children Of Vietnam Charitable Fund covered the costs of a consultation at FVH on 17th August 2012. After diagnostic tests, he now needs better care to improve his health in preparation for two more surgeries, first to close his temporary anus; and second, to create a way for him to have a bowel movement naturally. The estimated cost for these surgeries is USD 6,000.

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.