It Changed My Life

It Changed My Life: A lifeline for critically ill kids from Vietnam

When Ms Lisa Nguyen suffered complications while pregnant with her second child, she vowed to do more charity work if everything went smoothly. Now, she raises money for babies with critical illnesses so that they can receive medical treatment.
The two babies in the prams suffer from hydrocephalus and Ms Nguyen (fifth from left) has helped to raise funds for their treatment in Singapore. Ms Lisa Nguyen Thi Thao Huong with 19-month-old Hoai Thuong, who is afflicted with hydrocephalus, a cond
Ms Lisa Nguyen Thi Thao Huong with 19-month-old Hoai Thuong, who is afflicted with hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid accumulates inside the brain.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Mum of three raises funds to get the children into Singapore to receive medical treatment

Hoai Thuong is 19 months old, and cute as a button.

She lies, lively eyes darting, in her hospital bed at Gleneagles, her oversized head wrapped in swathes of bandages.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 14, 2018, with the headline ' A lifeline for critically ill kids from Vietnam'. Print Edition | Subscribe