Thursday, November 26, 2009
Bubbafish Toys attended the SSIS and Deck Christmas Bazaars in HCM City to sell handmade soft toys in aid of Thien Nhan. All profits from Bubbafish go to support Thien Nhan's medical care and education.
At these two events, Bubbafish raised VND15 million for Nhan! Handmade from original designs, Bubbafish's cute, cuddly toys cost just VND130,000 a piece at these fairs.
Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers: Hai, Thien, Chau Anh, Duc and Ali.
For those of you in HCM City who haven't picked up any Bubbafish toys, they'll be on sale at the British International School Bazaar on December 5th. This event runs from 9am to 2pm at British International School, 246 Nguyen Van Huong St., District 2.
Bubbafish is looking for outlets in Vietnam and abroad to sell its lovable toys. If you know of any shops that would like to carry these popular toys that support a great cause, please email Elke at firstname.lastname@example.org
German-Vietnamese singer and songwriter Jazzy Da Lam organized a benefit concert in Munich, Germany in aid of Thien Nhan and poor elderly folks at a care facility in Tuy Hoa, Song Cau, Phu Yen. More than 90 people attended this event, which raised $1,000 for Thien Nhan and $500 for the elderly.
Jazzy Da Lam is the writer of a song about Thien Nhan that won first prize in a national song contest in Vietnam in 2008.
"Dankeschon" to Jazzy and the other musicians who staged this great event, and to all those who attended!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Check out these photos that we were sent! What a little champion! If any of you have information on this little boy's prosthetic limbs, or limbs suitable for small kids with short stumps, please let us know. Thien Nhan has been having a lot of trouble with his prosthetic leg, which is heavy and falls off constantly. We are desperate to find him a better-fitting alternative. Thanks!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Just when Thien Nhan and his two big brothers were all finally free of the flu, their mom, Mai Anh, fainted and hit her head. She ended up in hospital where CAT scans revealed that she'd suffered swelling of the brain. Luckily, with rest, she will recover! The family deserves a "frequent customer discount card" at the local hospital, of the type handed out in coffee shops...
Ordered to rest in bed, where she's hooked up to an IV, Mai Anh has had good company. Check out this adorable picture of the three boys, sleeping like angels!