Linh is the second child in a family of five members. She was sick often and would not eat much. Her parents had thought she was suffering from malnutrition, so they took her to Vietnam National Children’s Hospital for a health check-up in October of 2018. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Her parents were both very worried and knew they could not afford the treatment cost and saw no choice but to return home. Linh’s father is their sole provider and with his salary as a bricklayer, they can hardly afford to keep food on the table. Fortunately, through the outreach program by Hoan My Hospital and its partner in Linh’s hometown, they were able to put Linh and her family in touch with Giving it Back to Kids and request assistance through the Heart for Hope program. In February of 2019, Linh’s surgery was successfully performed.
Linh’s father wrote, “Linh is now in her recovery and, are concerns and worry have been swept away. Thank you so much, and we will remember your help, support, kindness, and generosity. We wish you and your family all the best in this world.”