Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gratitude... it's a piece of cake.

Recently, our office staff enjoyed a pleasant surprise. The family of one of the children we sponsor took the time to hand make some Gio cakes for the ACCV team.  A traditional dish in Vietnam, Gio cake apparently contains "the hidden wonders of art and the countryside of Vietnam" it's a big favourite.

The family brought the cakes in as a thank you gift. Their little boy Thanh suffers from brittle bone disease, technically known as Osteomalacia Imperfecta (OI). No matter what you call it, it's a terrible, debilitating disease and one that requires constant medical care & treatment.

Living in poverty with a seriously ill child places a huge strain on an already stressed family. Sadly, it can lead to the child not receiving vital medical care. That's usually the situation when we first meet the family and the child then becomes part of the ACCV Christine Edith Sponsorship Programme.

Mai and our staff were very touched at such a nice gesture from people who have so little themselves.

Thanh's parents wanted to express their gratitude to ACCV and to the people who very kindly provide sponsorship for Thanh. His health has shown great improvement since we first met him.

If you would like to sponsor a child...
Kind regards
Alison, Rose & the ACCV team

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


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