This was devastating news for her parents. Along with the worry and concern for their baby’s health they had the very real problem of paying for her medical care. They earned very little as farmers and even with extra jobs off season they had no means to pay the mounting expenses.
They are very devoted to little Thanh and did whatever they could to raise the necessary funds. They borrowed money from relatives and took loans out, even with the extremely high interest rate they were determined to ensure little Thanh was receiving the treatment she needed.
Unfortunately though, the borrowed funds didn’t last with Thanh needing regular check-ups and medication that her parents just couldn’t afford. They quickly spiralled into further debt and poverty and soon Thanh was not getting the care she needed.
As a result of the lack of medical care Thanh’s bones became quite weak and she broke them multiple times. The many fractures left her unable to walk, she could only get around on her hands and knees. This was how she lived for a number of years until Thanh was brought to ACCV.
Now that she is receiving regular medical treatment again, Thanh’s bones are growing stronger and she has been able to take her first steps. Although it is still sometimes difficult to walk, Thanh no longer has to get around on the floor and can see the world as it should be seen.
It is moments like this, when a small donation can change a child’s life dramatically. Thanh’s parents are overjoyed that their daughter can walk and that Thanh is able to lead a relatively normal life again. They are so appreciative of the care their little girl has received.
Thanh is one of the ACCV children that is supported by Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC). We are so appreciative of the kind support they give to ACCV (& many other worthwhile causes) they are an amazing group of women who change lives in Vietnam on a daily basis. Thank you HIWC!!
Alison, Rose & the ACCV team
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