When Viet was little his parents were concerned about him being so accident prone. Just playing with other children would lead to broken bones. By the age of four he had suffered a number of fractures. His parents ended up taking him to the capital city for further tests.
It was there, at the National Hospital of Paediatrics that doctors diagnosed Viet with Brittle Bone disease. The treatment included hospital visits every six months to receive vital medical transfusions that would strengthen his bones.
Even though Viet’s parents were living in poverty they were so concerned for his health they used any means possible to pay his medical fees. Viet’s father even left the family home town to find work.
Unfortunately, this was not enough. With Viet’s ongoing medical treatment as well as providing for the family his parents were unable to continue paying the increasing costs. They faced the untenable position of choosing between medicine for one child or basic living expenses for the family.
Thankfully Viet and his family were introduced to ACCV and he has been able to receive the transfusions he needs to strengthen his bones. He has also been able to return to school where he is doing well, he loves playing outside with his friends.
Viet actually enjoys his visits to the hospital; he looks forward to going because he gets to see his friends who also have Brittle Bone disease. This makes him feel like he is not alone with his condition.
(Viet and one of his friends, Chinh, another Brittle Bone patient)
The families have become a great support system for one another.
We are so appreciative of the support we receive at ACCV, without your generosity we would not be able to help children like Viet.
Alison, Rose & the ACCV team
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Please remember that 100% of all funds donated go directly to ACCV programmes, administrative costs are met by Vidotto Group