Sunday, January 07, 2007

Calling Brisbane

18 months of working and hoping have paid off... One of our young guys, a 14 year old boy with a tumour growing on his face, has been accepted for surgery in a hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

Last year, the boy - Quan - was refused access to a school because the tumour would 'be a distraction to other students'.

Operation Smile has organised the surgery. Quan arrives in Brisbane around March 10, and leaves 4 weeks later. If all goes according to plan, he will return to Vietnam with a whole new appearance, and the discrimination and taunts will be just a bad memory.

BUT - we need to find a Vietnamese-speaking host family in Brisbane, who can provide accommodation and some support to Quan and his mother for a month! If any blog readers have contacts in Brisbane, please pass the message along...

1 comment:

bichxa said...

great job, blue dragon! have you tried asking for help from a local Rotary club in Brisbane? They might be able to find the boy and his mother a Vietnamese host family.