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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
Vo Thanh Phuong

DOB: 20/05/2006

Address: Tam Binh Orphanage, 273 National Road 1A, Binh Chieu Ward, Thu Duc District, HCM.

Family situation: Phuong was left at the hospital as a newborn, and has since been loved and cared for by the Tam Binh Orphanage carers.

Medical history: Hydrocephalus is making Phuong’s head grow bigger and bigger. Although Phuong is six years old, he cannot speak or walk, and is unaware of his surroundings. All of his daily activities, such as eating and drinking, are reliant on the help of orphanage staff. He lives almost in a vegetative state.

At present: Tam Binh Orphanage introduced Tuan to the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund for treatment. The surgery to drain his cerebrospinal fluid will likely be performed in October 2012 with an estimated cost of USD 2,380.

How to donate?

Do Hoang Tuan

DOB: 31/12/2004

Address: Tam Binh Orphanage, 273 National Road 1A, Binh Chieu Ward, Thu Duc District, HCM.

Family situation: Tuan was left at the hospital as a newborn and Tam Binh Orphanage took him in to care for him.  Tuan has grown up loving the staff at the orphanage.

Medical history: Hydrocephalus is making Tuan’s head become bigger and bigger. Although Tuan is eight years old, he cannot speak or walk and is not aware of his surroundings. All of his daily activities, such as eating and drinking, are reliant on the help of orphanage staff. He lives almost in a vegetative state.

Current status: Tam Binh Orphanage introduced Tuan to the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund for treatment. The surgery to drain his cerebrospinal fluid will likely be performed in October 2012 with an estimated cost of USD 2,380.

How to donate?

Huynh Duy Khang

DOB: 20/10/2010

Address: Compassionate Parents Association of HCMC.

Representative: Tran Ton Tan Si, HP: 0909-735 889

Family situation: Khang’s parents abandoned him as a newborn. His grandfather could not leave his little grandson, so he brought him home to raise him, even though he was very poor. Khang and his grandfather live in a small and dirty leased tent.

Medical history: Khang is two years old now, but he looks very weak because he suffers from an umbilical hernia and pulmonary tuberculosis. An umbilical hernia is not a serious disease, but if left untreated can lead to ileus and even death.

Current Status: The Compassionate Parents Association of HCMC introduced Khang to Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund for enjoy treatment. The estimated cost to treat his umbilical hernia surgery is USD 1,500. The surgery will likely be performed in October 2012.

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.