PET stories from Fred Grimm & Cam Nhung, The D.O.V.E. Fund:
Nguyen Thi Ngach (Tan Hiep village, Cam Tuyen commune, Cam Lo district, Quang Tri province)
For Nguyen Thi Ngach, a fourty five year old woman, “disable doesn’t mean unable”. Living in Tan Hiep village, Cam Tuyen commune, Cam Lo district, Quang Tri province, a half plain- half mountain area with her mother and brother’s family, she has to earn money for herself day by day because her mother is too old and her brother has to take care his family. She has birth detect so one side of her body is paralyzed. It can be called hemiplegia. Because of her disadvantages, she has no husband or child but she seems to be thoughtless, smile is always in her mouth. She go out to sell bread for everyone in everyday morning to earn some money and she’s so happy to feed herself. Since receiving PET from the PET International and the DOVE Fund, she can go further, easier and can sell much more bread.
Nguyen Thi Huong ( Nam Trung village, Cam Lo town, Quang Tri province)
A nineteen year- old girl named Nguyen Thi Huong who lives in Nam Trung village, Cam Lo town, Quang Tri province is among thousands of people living with disabilities in Vietnam. Born in a farming family with six people, she was the only one suffered from misery of life as her mother described. She had mental abnormal problem after high fever when she was born. Her mother couldn’t bring her to hospital properly. Her other three sisters and brothers are very healthy. Day by day, all family members have to take care of her because she can’t do nothing even her daily hygiene. When weather change, for example from hot to cold, rainy to sunny, she has to suffer heavy headache, she cries, bellow like a crazy man. If the fever hadn’t come, she would have been a normal life of a teen girl, could go to school every day and had so many friends.
People at her community are so kind that they often come to visit her house, try to talk to her and help her mother a lot of work. Past years, Quang Tri Red Cross had provided her a wheelchair so that she could go out to enjoy natural atmosphere, talk with other people. The wheelchair is too old and it can’t be used now so Quang Tri Red Cross continues to provide her a Personal Energy Transportation (PET) donated by the PET international and the DOVE Fund. Her mother uses this PET to take her go around the village with thoughts that can reduce her misery. With this firm PET, hope that she can use it for very long time and thank PET International and the DOVE Fund so much for bring smiles to Nguyen Thi Huong and her family.