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Practice Makes Perfect

Sinh is a young blind student in the ACCV English Class at Ba Dinh Blind Association; he also studies at High School.

When we first met Sinh last year he was very timid and quiet. He knew a little bit of English prior to joining the class but wasn’t too confident in his ability. He would shy away from talking English with anyone. But that didn’t last too long.

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Kindness Gives Dat a New Life

Dat is a sweet, little six year old boy who was diagnosed with Brittle Bone disease at birth. Throughout his young life things have been quite difficult for him as his parents are living in poverty. They could barely afford the medication and care that Dat needed.

Things became even more dire for little Dat over the years as he slowly began to lose his hearing. Things were further complicated when it was discovered that Dat was also losing his vision due to cataracts.

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Doctor Thao’s story - Six years in the making

Many of you will have followed Thao's story over the past six years.

We first met Thao and her mother back in 2008; they were both barely scraping by selling rubbish they scavenged to pay for food and basic living supplies.  Thao had dreamt of becoming a doctor since she was a little girl after watching her mother’s battle with illness....

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Luc and Nhung's Story

Luc and Nhung are brother and sister; they were born two years apart but are very close. Unfortunately they both have been diagnosed with CAH, which means they will have to take medication for the rest of their lives.

This has been very difficult for their parents, who are farm workers, as they do not earn enough money to pay for both of their children’s medical expenses. They have both had to take on extra work when they can to support their family.

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Determined and dreaming big

Thuan is one of ACCV’s inspirational young blind students. His life has been full of adversity but he is so resilient, he just keeps bouncing back. Now his life is going from strength to strength.

Thuan was born blind, to very poor parents who could not afford the resources necessary to look after him. He grew up  feeling very isolated and alone in the world. He said he always wished he could be like his siblings and go to school. Once he was a teenager he decided that he wouldn’t let his blindness get in the way of living his life any longer.

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