Meet Khoi

Khoi is five years old from Binh Duong province in Vietnam. His mother passed away from Thyroid cancer when he was four months old. Khoi was born premature and during his two-week hospital stay it was discovered that he had a rare heart condition, Tetralogy of Fallot, that carries a 35 percent mortality rate in the first year of life, and a 50 percent mortality rate in the first three years of life. Surgery was urgently needed, but Khoi’s family did not have the financial means—Khoi’s father worked as a taxi driver and manual laborer to earn extra money to provide for him and his brother. After help from Giving it Back to Kids,

 

 

Khoi’s father writes:

“The desire to save my son’s life is big and strong, but my family’s economic condition is just totally opposite. I felt like it didn’t matter what I wanted to do, I couldn’t do it. I was filled with the feeling of hopelessness. However, what you have done for my son and for my family can’t be demonstrated by words…I can see bright smiles on my dear son’s face. Nothing is more precious to me than that… Hopefully, you can understand how thankful my family is to know you and receive your support.”

        
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