Friday, June 13, 2008

Great News!

In mid-August 2008, Thien Nhan will travel to Dartmouth University Hospital in New Hampshire, USA, for urethral surgery and high-tech prosthetic care. Thien Nhan is expected to be in the USA for six months on this initial visit.

Dr. Joe Rosen of Dartmouth College has agreed to oversee Thien Nhan's complex genital reconstruction, which will take place in stages over the next 10-15 years. After reviewing reports and images of Thien Nhan's injuries, several large hospitals had expressed regret that they would be unable to rebuild a functional penis. Dartmouth, however, is doing pioneering research in tissue-reconstruction, and these techniques offer hope for Thien Nhan.

While many hospital fees will be waived, we must try to step up our fundraising efforts to pay for Thien Nhan's (and a family member's) long stays overseas, medication and associated costs.


Joan said...

It is a wonderful news! I'm so happy for all of you. This is the first step.

Will pray for Thien Nhan.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats on getting a Doctor to help him, what an achievement you guys have made in such a short time! I am so happy for you all! All the best to Thien Nhan, the two Minhs, Mai Anh, Nghin and aunty Elka, Uncle Thien and cousin Sol! Now tell me what to do to help fundraise!!

Thien Nhan said...

Just keep helping us to get the word out there: Thien Nhan still needs financial support! If anyone has the time & energy to organize a creative fundraising venture like a charity auction, charity golf tournament, etc. please let me know... Elka