MIRACLE BABY FROM VIETNAM VISITS UNIVERSITY ROTARY ON AUGUST 15TH
Phung Thien Nhan, a 2-year-old boy who was abandoned at birth in Central Vietnam and severely mauled by a wild animal, attended the U Rotary club meeting on August 15th. Thien Nhan's adopted mother, Tran Mai Anh, and his adopted father, Phung Quang Nghinh, (both of Hanoi) are escorting young Thien Nhan to extraordinary medical treatment in New Hampshire and Chicago.
Son Michael Pham and his charity organization, Kids Without Borders, funded the travel expenses for this family, who are spending three days in Seattle before heading to New Hampshire to begin medical treatment.
Dubbed "The Miracle Baby," Thien Nhan has become a minor celebrity in Vietnam, and his amazing tale of survival attracted an outpouring of public attention. Found 72 hours after being abandoned by his young birth mother in a forest, the critically-injured newborn was rushed more than 100km to a hospital in Danang, where doctors managed to save his life but not his right leg or his genitals. Last March, Thien Nhan was adopted by Mai An and Quang Nghinh in Hanoi.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Hospital in New Hampshire is donating urological treatment to Thien Nhan, while the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago will provide state-of-the-art prosthetic care. Thien Nahn will need this care over the next decade and beyond in order to restore his body.
For more detail, and to make a contribution to this miracle boy that we got close to this week, contact Kids Without Borders at www.kidswithnoborders.org/Home.asp.