Dear friends, sympathizers and faithful to our association and our aims,
This is with a deep sadness that the office and the « Children of the dragon » association regret to let you know our one year old baby girl Hoa Quynh passed away on night time between 9th and 10th of December at the children hospital Nhi Dong 1 – Saigon Town.
For whom followed us since this young girl was abandoned, awaiting a heart transplant, but her small heart did not show patient enough to accompany her until there.
We thank particularly those who showed up support in the distressing episode of her illness.
HEART TRANSPLANT FOR ONE OF OUR CHILDREN
Dear Friends, attached to save our baby girl Hoa Quynh's life,
Up to date (Aug 04/2010,) heart surgeons diagnosed an unoperable here cardiomyopathy with a mitral weakness complication, we would have to get processed a heart transplant abroad.
We contacted "Mécénat Cardiaque" in France which gave us a rather pessimistic advise in return concerning the overview of a few elements.
- There would be an ethical sorrow for the baby is not resident in France (I guess therefore we may solve this point).
- The financial side of the surgery is out of reach of an alone association's treasury (between 150,000 and 200,000 Euros).
- Time to find an organ donor may be long and upon experienced observations heart failure may happen within six months post-surgery... That may be why "la Chaîne de l'espoir" said they operate only on children over 3 years of age... Thus, we have to take account and consider the baby will have to undergo a long very contraining and expensive immunosuppressive securing treatment.
We therefore are keeping linked to the "Heartbeat" association which will offer its best means to save Hoa Quyhn. Sister So Cu Thanh, in charge of the orphanage plans to publish an information through the local Press and the cabled channel FBNC-HTV 7 will set a show about this case...
I feel sorry to let you know my enthousiasm is somehow partly down and this is with a sorrowful mind that I transmit to you those last news, however we remain hopeful...
On july 27th, our gaits seem rather difficult, we need mobilizing all good wishes to save this very young babygirl... I contacted "Children Action" as "Chaîne de l'Espoir" which leave know they have not enough means to support our young Hoa Quynh's case...
I still expect an answer from "Mécènat Cardiaque" (cardiological donators) and "Heartbeat" (VinaCapital foundation)...
If you have any positive information or link that could help us to solve the case, please contact me clicking here.
Flash info : Yesterday 2010, july, 28th, MDs from the Heart Hospital « Benh Vien Tim » supported by the « Carpentier foundation » 520 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Q 10, TP HCM, absolutely advised that a heart transplant was compulsory, this surgery is not projectable in Vietnam and however must be done abroad, steps are being tried to reach... through this request.
Her condition was so bad that she had to be hospitalized upon her arrival, MDs discovered lungs damages which are in healing process and heart disease requiring urgent open heart surgery.
She left the hospital yesterday, the anticipated cost of the surgery may be a little over 3500 ¤ or 80,000,000 VNĐ, already our front cash is already planned in use toward other projects and we face a lack of means, reason why we feel forced to make an appeal for urgent donations.
Thank you to forward this information by all means you feel appropriate (family, friends, miscellaneous contacts, media, press,...). If you know any way that could help us and her (raising funds, proposing some contacts in NGOs, foreign hospitals or surgeons/doctors) please tell us...
If you send donations address them to the headquarters of the association as hereunder: clicking here