Children of vietnam


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
Nguyen Thi Tuyet Vy

DOB: 01/01/1998

Address: Long Hue Hamlet, Long Thoi Commune, Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province

Family situation: Vy’s father abandoned her on the day he found out that his daughter had unevenly balanced legs. Vy’s mother works very hard as a housemaid in order to raise Vy and send her to school. At school, Vy is a well-behaved and hard-working student. However, after over 10 years of difficult work, Vy’s mother has fallen ill and she cannot go to work anymore. Both Vy and her mother have been supported by her aunt for the last four years.

Medical history: Vy is now 14 years old. She has no confidence and is ashamed of her abnormal legs.

At present: On 21st August 2012, the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund brought Vy to FVH for examination. Test results found that the cause of her abnormal legs was a congenital dislocation of her hip joint. The estimated cost for correcting her hip joint is USD 3,800.

How to donate?

Truong Nha Uyen

DOB: 21/05/2007

Address: 73/24 Huynh Van Banh Street, Ward 17, Phu Nhuan District.

Family situation: Nha Uyen’s parents are employees. For them, finding the money to buy food is a daily struggle, so being in a position to pay for their daughter’s expensive treatment is unimaginable.

Medical history: Nha Uyen was born with a clubfoot. Both her feet turn inward so that she cannot stand or walk by herself. Soon after birth, her parents brought her to Tu Du Hospital and 1A Ly Thuong Kiet Hospital for treatment. During her 11-month treatment, she underwent stretching, casting, bracing, and even surgery to adjust the tendons of her heels, and her condition was much improved. However, her parents could not afford further treatment and new braces to fit her growing legs. Therefore, her feet gradually turned inward again.

Current status: The Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund covered the costs of Uyen’s consultation at FVH on 16th August 2012. Because her treatment has been suspended for five years, she now needs surgery so that she can walk, stand and run by herself and go to school like other children her age. That is her dream and also her parents’ plea. The estimated cost for this case is USD 8,000.

How to donate?

Danh Tri

DOB: 04/04/2008

Address: Social Centre for Disadvantaged Children, 38 Tu Xuong, Ward 7, District 3, HCMC.

Family situation: Just by looking at the above address, you already know that Danh Tri is an orphan. His parents abandoned him at birth as he had a congenital deformity.

Medical history: Danh Tri’s arms, from elbow to hand, turn backwards; while his legs, from knee to foot, turn inward.

At present: Now Danh Tri is four years old, but he can barely stand by himself. He cannot walk or handle a spoon or glass to eat or drink. All of his daily activities are reliant on the assistance of carers at the Social Centre for Disadvanted Children. His eyes always look sad and hopeless when he sees other children in the Centre playing, running and jumping.

The Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund covered the costs of Danh Tri’s diagnosis on 17th August 2012. The surgery to help him live a normal life is estimated to cost USD 10,000.

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.