Tran Dinh Thien is a four-year-old boy living in a family of six in Ky Lam village, Quang Nam province. The poor little boy is suffering from cerebral palsy. Although he is dependent on his family for all of his needs, they are unable to provide him with sufficient medical attention.
Thien’s disability is congenital and is suspected to be the result of Agent Orange. The family receives no support besides Thien’s insurance. Both his parents only studied through the 10th grade and because of insufficient schooling, they are unable to get good jobs. Everyday, his mother works hard in different markets, and his father does the harsh job of a bricklayer. Despite working extremely hard, they can only managed to earn 65 USD per month, hardly enough to feed the family. Without the money to afford essential supporting tools, Thien is unable to take care of himself and he has to struggle everyday with the pain from his mental disability. Besides taking care of Thien, his parents also have to pay a lot of attention to his grandfather, who has his own medical problems.
The family’s greatest wish of all is to be supported with the money needed to afford treatment for Thien. With the assistance of treatment, Thien could have the chance to restore his health, improve his brain function and even enable him to go to school. Just a little support can change the life of this boy. He deserves a chance.