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Phung Thien Nhan was born on July 15, 2006. His mother was just 17 years old and had no desire to be burdened with this child. Instead she covered the newly born infant under a pile of papaya leaves and bamboo and left him to fate. Somewhere on the side of a hill in Tam Thach commune, Nui Thanh district in Quang Nam province he laid for three days until a group of locals came across him.
Word of Thien Nhan’s tumultuous first few days in the world had got out and it was even covered by national papers. After the story faded from most people’s minds, one journalist from Hanoi, Tran Mai Anh couldn’t stop wondering what had befallen the child, especially now that he had returned to the very family that had abandoned him.
At their house Nhan blithely plays with his toys. He is too small to understand the extent of his injuries. He is in fact a happy-go-lucky child. When his mother returns from work he embraces and kisses her. He likes to play with his brothers and recently he rushed to the defence of his older brother Minh when a bigger kid was bullying him. When he’s in the living room with one hand on the bedside, he stands up and waves with the other hand to everybody watching him.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Posted by Đặng Minh Phương Tuệ at 3:17 PM