Single mother with facial deformities struggles
  • By Huong Hong-The Nam | | August 29, 2014 08:19 AM

A poor single mother in Bac Giang Province is in desperate need of financial support to treat a large tumour growing on her face.


Tuyet beside her daughter

Nguyen Thi Tuyet and her 12-year-old daughter are now living in Dong Ben Village, Tan Yen District.

Tuyet was promised a new life in China, but was unwittingly sold into a human trafficking ring and ended up the property of a man there. Her "husband" treated her badly, so in 2005, Tuyet and her 2-year-old daughter fled. Tuyet was three-months pregnant at the time. Due to constant sickness and poverty, Tuyet was forced to give up her second child after returning home.

At the beginning of her illness she only showed symptoms of sinusitis, but she could not afford to treat it. The condition got worse, and eventually her daughter had to quit school to take care of her. The local Red Cross operating in Tan Yen District and Que Nham Commune secured VND20 million (USD952) for Tuyet's surgery in 2012. After the surgery, a tumour appeared and grew until it took up most of her face.


Tuyet struggles with deformed face

Afterwards the Red Cross of Tan Yen District continued support for her treatment in Hanoi, but the tumour continued to spread and has now caused major damage to her bone structure, reduced her eyesight and caused tooth loss.

According to doctors at Viet-Duc Hospital, Tuyet will need both oral and maxillofacial specialists and neurology specialists. The doctors went on to say that the surgery has a high risk of fatality because there are so many blood vessels involved. Viet-Duc Hospital has introduced Tuyet's case to a well-regarded doctor in the US who will arrive in Vietnam in September.

However, the surgery and treatment will cost hundreds of millions of VND. Nguyen Minh Quy, vice chairman of Que Nham Commune People's Committee, said, "Tuyet's is a special case. The authorities and local Red Cross organisations have tried to help, but we are unable to cover the entire cost of treatment."

If you can help her, please donate through:

1. Code 1529: Nguyen Thi Tuyet from Dong Ben Village, Que Nham Commune, Tan Yen District, Bac Giang Province.

Mobile phone of Hoang Van Minh, chairman of Red Cross Organisation in Tan Yen District: 0915 668 676

2. Compassionate Hearts Charity Fund – Dan tri Newspaper (Hanoi)

No. 2/48 Giang Vo Str., Dong Da Dist., HanoiTel: 04. 3. 7366.491/ Fax: 04. 3. 7366.490

* Vietnam Dong Account information at Vietcombank:
Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri
Account number: 045 100 194 4487
* US Dollar Account information at Vietcombank:
Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri
Account number: 045 137 195 6482

* Vietnam Dong Account information at Vietinbank:
Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri
Account number: 10 201 0000 220 639
With Bank: Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade – Hoan Kiem Branch

* US Dollar Account information at MB Bank:
Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri
Account number: 0721100357002
With Bank: MILITARY COMMERCIAL JOINT STOCK BANK - MCSB ( No.3, Lieu Giai str., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam)

3. Dantri/DTiNews' representative offices

Ha Tinh representative office: 46 Nguyen Cong Tru, Tan Giang Ward, Ha Tinh City. Tel: 039.3857.112
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