Friday, June 11, 2010

C.E.M.S - Christine Edith Medical Support ....

ACCV now has another important program we are running.  We have entered into partnership with the Vietnam Paediatric Hospital to provide financial support to seriously ill children requiring surgery and medical aid.
C.E.M.S - Christine Edith Medical Support program has been named in memory of my mother, Christine Edith Moraghan.  She had a nursing background and she was a very caring human being with a  soft spot for children. This project would be very close to her heart.
Sadly, there are many children living in poverty in Vietnam who are very ill. As part of our project to break the cycle of poverty, we will be assisting families who have seriously ill children in desperate need of surgery and medical care. I would like to introduce you to one such family.

Young Vinh is only twelve years old. Her family are very poor,  they come from a rural area hundreds of kilometres outside of Hanoi. 

Vinh’s parents are farmers, they earn approximately  $30.00 per month, and they  have five children to  raise. Three months ago she became ill with hepatitis which has  deteriorated and she is now seriously ill with liver disease.  Vinh and her father  travelled to Hanoi where she has been hospitalised for over two months. 

The family have sold their farm animals and borrowed money to try to cover Vinhs medical and other expenses. They are now falling short by at least $1,000.00 required to continue with their daughter’s medical treatment. This brings enormous stress on top of the heartache of having a seriously ill child.
ACCV has agreed to help Vinhs family. So far we have received $300.00 in donations given directly to the Christine Edith Medical Support Programme. 

If you would like to help Vinh, or the other children we are supporting at the hospital, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards 
Alison & Rose

(please drop us a quick email so we can acknowledge your kindness)


At June 11, 2010 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Lou said...

It's distressing seeing children suffer. You and the ACCV team are doing an incredible job. It's fantastic you've name the program after your mother, she was a great woman.


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