DTiNews readers help Hanoi family
  • By Pham Oanh | | April 23, 2015 10:20 AM
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DTiNews readers have donated VND71 million (USD3,380) for a family in the outlying Hanoi district of Chuong My to help a disabled man and his wife, who is in the final stages of kidney failure, so their children can stay in school.


The poor family receives DTiNews readers' support

Nguyen Van Son and Pham Thi Hieu live in Van La, a village 40km from central Hanoi.

When Son was 20, he tripped while walking, but did not go to hospital because his family was poor. When the pain was too much to bear, he sought medical assistance and was found to have a dislocated vertebra, which had degenerated and could longer be fixed. His back has bowed as a result and he is on constant pain .

Son gets a small allowance for disabled people, but spends it all on education for his five children instead of buying medicines to ease his pain.

Last August, his wife was diagnosed with kidney failure. She suffered dramatic weight loss and now weighs about 20kg, and needs surgery and dialysis, but the family can't afford to take her to hospital. Their children wanted to drop out of school to support the family, but Son and Nieu want them to continue their studies.

Son makes conical hats, earning VND20,000-VND50,000 a day to support the family.

After the family’s situation was first publicised on Dantri/DTiNews, readers came forward to help them, raising VND71m. Many people visited the family and brought gifts.

Son is grateful because Hieu can now get the hospital treatment she desperately needs and his children can stay in school.

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