Friday, July 28, 2006

Baby Hieu: a report by Jim Brennan in Hanoi

Some of our volunteers from recent missions will remember little Hieu and his lovely parents who travelled with us during our two most recent Medical Missions. Hieu received multiple surgeries (in 2004 and 2005) for a severe cleft lip and concurrent cleft palate. I recently had an opportunity to visit Hieu at his family's home in a remote area in the tea-producing heart of Thai Nguyen Province. The promised 3-hour journey took a lot longer when we discovered that our guide to Hieu's house hadn't been there for sixteen years! Eventually we found the place, and spent an enjoyable afternoon with the extended family. We met Hieu's older brother The, who was the recipient of major heart surgery a few years ago. I'm happy to report that both boys are now healthy and happy.

Hieu is now talking and singing, and running around like a wind-up toy. It was great to hear his happy laughter in between songs. He will need to be seen again by our team, either in November or next March, to assess the need for further touch-up work due to the severity of his original condition. He is seen pictured here alone, and with his brother The and their cousin. I've also included a few photos of the beautiful scenery surrounding their very modest home.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Fund Raising Events Scheduled in Orange County

Project Vietnam has initiated a fundraising campaign “Breaths for Newborns” to save the babies by providing 15,000 CPR kits to trained health personnel.

Our next event in Orange county September 24, 2006, will feature a gourmet dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. We need your help to make this event a success, and meet our target of 600 + CPR kits for newborns! This would save tens of thousands babies yearly!You can donate for the silent auction, help organize and sell tickets!You can also do your own event locally, we would be happy to mail you posters, flyers and generic tickets/receipts.

September 24, 2006:
Regent West
4717 W.1st street,
Santa Ana, CA 92703
5:00 p.m.

For tickets please call 714-641-0850 or email

Recruiting For Medical Mission October 27-November 12, 2006

We are recruiting for the upcoming Medical Mission trip October 27-November 12, 2006. This exciting annual event will take our team to provide training in Saigon and Hanoi, and work in Nghe An province-central Vietnam.

We have extended the sign-up to July 31, 2006 on request from some of you who are on vacation and cannot complete the documentation in time.

We need physicians, nurses, volunteers to work with us on this humanitarian adventure!

Please click here for a cost break down estimate.

If you are interested, please contact us at
Project Vietnam, AAP Chapter 412465 Lewis Street #101Garden Grove, CA 92840
Tel:(714) 641-0850Fax:(714) 434-6158