Dat is a sweet, little six year old boy who was diagnosed with Brittle Bone disease at birth. Throughout his young life things have been quite difficult for him as his parents are living in poverty. They could barely afford the medication and care that Dat needed.
Things became even more dire for little Dat over the years as he slowly began to lose his hearing. Things were further complicated when it was discovered that Dat was also losing his vision due to cataracts.
You can imagine how bleak things were for Dat and his family. His parents are both farm workers, they earn a mere $50.00AUD per month, covering the costs of Dat’s medical treatment and hearing aids was an absolute pipe dream.
We were at a loss at ACCV, with so many young children in need we can only stretch our resources so far. Thankfully, Ha and Michele from the Hanoi International Women’s Club heard of Dat’s story and wanted to help. Ha’s three children generously donated money they had received from Tet earlier in the year and two of Michele’s friends also kindly donated funds for Dat’s hearing aids.
It is wonderful to witness such kind generosity from so many people, and especially young children.
With the funds taken care of, Dat was able to go the National Hospital of Paediatrics where he received much needed cataract surgery as well as his hearing aids.
Dat was a little scared at first using his hearing aids, it’s quite an adjustment but they will give him a new lease on life. He will be able to return to school and back to living the life of a regular little boy.
Dat’s parents asked us to pass on their gratitude to Ha’s children and Michele’s friends for their kindness. Their little boy’s life has been transformed.
ACCV would also like to send a very big thank you to them. We really appreciate their kindness. Thank you!!
Alison, Rose & the ACCV team
(drop us a quick email so that we can acknowledge your kindness)
Please remember that 100% of all funds donated go directly to ACCV programmes, administrative costs are met by Vidotto Group