Visually impaired woman looks after her little son who has cancer

Monday, 09/12/2013, 17:38 [GMT+7]

Visually impaired woman looks after her little son who has cancer

Tran Thi Han, born 1978, is the most unlucky person in her family. She was born with Glaucoma, causing her blind in her right eye; while her left eye has about 20% vision. When she was in 9th grade, her left eye became more blurred, so she had to leave school. After that, she got married with Nguyen Van Phu and had two sons Nguyen Tran Huy Son (2000) and Nguyen Tran Huy Bao (2003).
 
Han’s husband is the main labor in the family; however, with his low income, the family lived in a straitened circumstance. In order to share her husband’s burden, Han learned reflexology massage taught for the blind and worked in a private business with a very low earning. After that, Han left her family, going to Gia Lai Province to look for another job to have a higher income to support the family. Unfortunately, her youngest child Nguyen Tran Huy Bao was diagnosed to have pancreatic cancer. To save his life, it required a chemotherapy treatment for a long period.

 

 
The poor woman had to return to Nha Trang City to look after her children. She looked for a job in a reflexology massage business on Hoa Lu Street, Nha Trang City. She used all of her income (about more than VND2 million per month) to help her little son. With their low earnings, Han and her husband did not have enough money to pay the treatment cost. They had to borrow money (about VND60 million) from many people for Huy Bao’s chemotherapy at Ho Chi Minh City Tumor Hospital. Up till now, Huy Bao has received 7 times of chemotherapy.  The cost of each treatment is from VND5 to 7 million, exclusive of the accommodation and traveling expenses. According to the doctors, Huy Bao will need many times of chemotherapy in the future; however, Han and her husband cannot afford to pay for their son’s treatment cost. The miserable mother with visual impairment now only wishes that there will be a miracle which saves her son from the fatal disease. That miracle may come from the benefactors and readers who are full of mercy everywhere.
 
All the supports can be sent to Tran Thi Han (01629857557) or the charity box of Khanh Hoa Newspaper  at 77 Yersin St., Nha Trang City, phone 058 3822019.
 
H.N