Join hands to help 10-year-old Lao child with lymphoma
(VNF) - On November 28, representatives of Thoi Dai (Vietnam Times) Newspaper visited Sard Yang - a 10-year-old Lao child from Phonxavanxay village, Pach district, Xieng Khouang province (Laos) is being treated in oncology department of the Hanoi-based Central Children Hospital.
Sard Yang, born in 2008, being admitted to hospital on November 5 with fatigue, anorexia, and weighed only 15kg.
Sard Yang is beinng treated at the Hanoi-based Central Children Hospital. (Photo: VNF)
In early January, Sard Yang felt fatigue and loss of appetite. After 2 or 3 months, he went to a local hospital for a complete-health check-up but can't get an accurate diagnosis. Around September or October, his family took him to a hospital in Vientiane, capital of Laos and was informed that Sard Yang had an incurable disease, need to transfer to higher-level hospitals.
From Vientiane, the family took him to Thailand for more tests and was told he had lymphoma. The cost of treatment was between 700,000 to 1 million baht (about VND 600-700 million or USD 25,800 – 30,100).
Born in an agricultural family of six siblings, Sard Yang is the fourth child. His family discussed and chose admitted him to a Vietnam hospital because of skilled doctors for a much lower cost than other countries in the region.
Sard Yang went to Vietnam with his father and brother-in-law with VND 21 million (USD 903) in hand. According to his family, this time they must pay VND 67 million (USD 2,881) for hospital admission fee and they intended to borrow from relatives.
As of November 28, despite the support from the hospital’s Social Welfare Office, Sard Yang’s family had only VND 500,000 (USD 21.5) to cover the living cost. “We are considering to sell lands in hometown to get money for Sard Yang’s treatment,” they shared.
Phan Hong Son (right), Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Thoi Dai (Vietnam Times) Newspaper presents the donation to Sard Yang’s family (middle). (Photo: VNF)
Receiving the gift from Thoi Dai Newspaper, Sard Yang’s family was delighted and thanked readers for their generosity. With this money, they could pay a fraction of the hospital bill.
At present, due to differences in language, Sard Yang’s family has to rely on the support of Sung A Sian - a Mong man from Bat Xat, Lao Cai district of Vietnam, who also have his child being treated here, as an interpreter. Everyday, Sard Yang and his father and brother-in-law resort to the hospital’s Social Welfare Office and donations for daily meal tickets.
From now, Sard Yang will have to stay a long time in a hospital. His life and relatives have been very difficult. His family will continue need to receive support from readers and donors.
Please read the guidelines below before making a donation.
You can send donations to Thoi Dai Newspaper, 61 Ba Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi anytime between 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
Please call us on 84-24-39445396 to let us know when you are coming.
Or donate money via bank to: Thoi Dai (Vietnam Times) Newspaper. Account number: 113000024410 at Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade - Dong Da Branch, Hanoi. Please specify: Support Sard Yang – Lao child patient./.