Meet Dang

Born in 2017, Dang was diagnosed with congenital heart disease 23 days after his mom gave birth to him. At a routine check-up, one of the doctors discovered that Dang’s heart beat faster than normal and his lips were grey. Immediately, Dang’s parents took him to the district hospital where the doctor determined that Dang had Ventricular Septal Defect and needed surgery. If not treated, Dang would have complete heart failure. However, since the family could not afford surgery, they took him back and forth to receive medicine to help with the symptoms while they worked long, hard days to save money. During this time, they applied for funding through Giving it Back to Kids. With assistance from Giving it Back to Kids, Dang’s heart defect was corrected and he is now healthier than ever before.

        
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