A mother found to have end-stage cancer after giving birth

Wednesday, 31/12/2014, 21:36 [GMT+7]

A mother found to have end-stage cancer after giving birth

Nguyen Thi Gai, 44 years old, residing at Thanh Dat Hamlet, Phuoc Dong Commune, Nha Trang City was diagnosed to have cancer in the final stage when she had just given birth. Her eldest daughter, ten years old, has to help her parents to take care of her three-month-year-old brother. Their house is now empty because most of the household items were sold in order to get money for Gai’s treatment.

According to 43-year-old Truong Van Keu, Gai’s husband, in 2014, after giving birth to her son, Gai had blood in the stool for a many times. She went for a medical examination at the provincial General Hospital and was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The doctor recommended her to have treatment in Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City.


Gai’s family really needs help from everyone.

The medical and hospitalization expenses at Cho Ray Hospital were up to nearly VND300 million but Gai’s illness did not progress as expected. Gai’s family spent more than VND100 million which was Keu’s savings from fishing, on Gai’s treatment. Keu also had to sell his motorcycle and borrowed more than VND70 million from the neighbors to help his wife to have medical treatment. However, they could not afford the treatment cost and Keu had to bring his wife home.

Gai’s son has been separated from his mother and fed by formula milk under the construction of the doctor since birth to prevent malnutrition.

At present, the cancer cells of Gai’s have spread to the lung and kidney. She is now in poor health condition and is prone to paralysis.

Gai’s family wishes to receive the help from the readers and sponsors everywhere the unfortunate circumstance. All the supports can be sent to Truong Van Keu (0166.258.20.22) or the charity box of Khanh Hoa Newspaper office at 77 Yersin St., Nha Trang City.