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A Thank-you from Duc

by REI-Vietnam |

Image: A Thank-you from Duc
… and from all of us at REI-Vietnam

Duc, pictured above, was diagnosed as a young child with a life-threatening congenital heart defect. Our volunteer surgeons arranged to bring him back to the United States for surgery in December 2006, and performed a successful operation.

In late 2007 a team of surgeons returned to Vietnam to train their Vietnamese counterparts in the procedure that saved Duc's life. Today he is a thriving young teenager. And now, in only one hospital in Hanoi, some 600 pediatric heart procedures are performed every year. We are thankful for our surgeon partners, and also for you, as part of the REI family, for the impact you make in Vietnam.

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