Trang was only at the age of 8, her mother passed away because of a
severe flood that made her drown on the way of coming back home from her
farm. Trang used to believe that that day was the greatest misfortune
in her life.
This led to the fact that a succession of Trang’s family was broken because her father could not feed his children.
As a result, two her brothers, Hieu and Huyen had to live with their
paternal family, whereas, Hoa and Trang live with maternal family.
Although loving the children so much, Trang’s father must be away from
home in order to work as hired labor at stone mine in Binh Thuan
province which is far from his homeland over 1,000 km. This work is very
heavy, every day he must break big rocks into quarry stone for
construction. However, his income is very low and unstable; he earns
30,000 VND per day on average. About 3 months he can accumulate small
money and send to his children at home.
Living with her maternal family, Trang always misses her parents and
feels deprived of their care and love. Due to their poor economic
condition, nobody in Trang’s family paid any attention to her serious
heart disease. Three years ago, Trang got high fever and was taken to
Hue Central Hospital, Doctors diagnosed that she suffered from serious
heart disease called Mitral Regurgitation and needed an operation as
soon as possible with surgery cost ,438 USD (55,000,000 VND) which was
absolutely beyond their real condition. At that time, Trang thought
that she was born under an unlucky star and that her life would end
Her father could not quit his job to come back home and take care of his
pitiful daughter since he had to earn as much money as possible to help
Trang have surgery.
Consequently, Trang’s elder brother must be off school for a long time
for taking care of her during the hospitalization for treatment.
Fortunately, wanting to share deep sympathy with this needy family and
above all, to save the poor little girl, benefactors made a decision to
help this miserable family with the surgery cost. At present, Trang
gradually recovers her strength. She can smile happily as her life is no
longer threatened by the heart disease.