Saturday, April 30, 2011

An open letter ......

ACCV has always been very personal for me, right from the start...

I'm just a mum, who relates to other mum's, who have sick or blind children, and very limited options.  When the going gets tough, and sometimes it does, I imagine that if I was living in poverty and I met this Australian women with access to resources to help my child, I'd want her to keep going and do what she had to do to help us.

I had no idea that ACCV would grow as it has, or that we would meet more than 700 children with chronic diseases such as Diabetes & CAH going untreated. Due to poverty. 

This is just astounding. A couple of weeks ago a little girl we sponsor died from untreated diabetes, aged 8.

We have met many children suffering with CAH  because they are not receiving the necessary medication.  

We are trying to connect the people who can help with the people who need help. So I have written this open letter. 

Please pass it along to anyone you think may be interested.

Christine Edith Sponsorship Programme
Good evening,
My name is Alison Vidotto, I am the founder of a small Australian NGO operating in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam (ACCV) is a registered charity in both Australia and Vietnam. ACCV works with underprivileged children and teenagers, many of whom are suffering from chronic Endocrine disorders, including Diabetes & Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). 

Our goal is to help as many of these children as we can to access adequate health care and improve their quality of life. Many of these children are not receiving the medicines necessary for them to lead a healthy life, simply because their family is living in poverty.

The impact of a seriously ill child on a family living in poverty has far reaching effects, the family will often borrow large amounts of money, sell off any animals or assets in an attempt to seek medical treatment for their child. The slide into poverty is often inevitable.

ACCV is a small organisation, with limited resources. We have committed to funding medical care for approximately 85 children, there are more than 600 on the waiting list.

We have established a sponsorship programme to finance the medical care and associated costs for these children. This includes hospital check ups, surgery, transportation, nutrition and medication. Sponsorship is available for just $30 AUD per month, tax deductibility is available.

We are hoping to reach out to the  wider community in the hope of connecting families here to their poverty stricken counterparts in Vietnam with a view to sponsoring a child.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us to spread the word amongst the wider community as we endeavour to help these families.

Please do  not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards
   Alison & Rose

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


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