A child suffering tuberculous meningitis needs help

Tuesday, 11/03/2014, 08:32 [GMT+7]

A child suffering tuberculous meningitis needs help

The couple Phan Ngoc Anh, 39, and Nguyen Thi Hoa, 37, have two children named Phan Van Tuong (born in 2003) and Phan Thi Thu Vy (2005). They live with their parents in a small house at Hamlet 19, Truong Phuc, Vinh Phuoc Ward, Nha Trang City. Ngoc Anh’s health is often in poor condition; however, he has had to try his best to earn living for the whole family. Working as a masonry has not earned him enough money to support his family and his 82-year-old mother who has heart disease. Ngoc Anh’s family is one of the poor households in Vinh Phuoc Ward.
 

 

 

About two months ago, his little daughter Thu Vy was found to have tuberculous meningitis. In order to carry Vy to Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital for treatment, Ngoc Anh had to sell his old motorcycle, the only property which he and his wife owned, and borrow money from their relatives and neighbors. According to the doctors, Thu Vy needs a long-term treatment to save her life. However, they had to transfer her to Khanh Hoa Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Hospital because they could not afford the treatment cost. 
 
Thu Vy has become weaker and weaker, skinny with her hands and legs stiff and arched.
 
Their family wishes to receive the help from the readers and sponsors everywhere to save the sick girl. All the supports can be sent to Nguyen Thi Hoa (0165 264 28 22) or the charity box of Khanh Hoa Newspaper office at 77 Yersin St., Nha Trang City.
 
H.N