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Immortal Wish program supports children with cancer in Vietnam

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HCMC – The VinaCapital Foundation in cooperation with Roche Vietnam launched the Immortal Wish program on December 16 with a total fund value of VND550 million to support children with cancer in Vietnam.

The program comprises a series of dynamic activities in seven hospitals across the country, in which pediatric cancer patients are being treated.

The activities include decorating and furnishing equipment and materials for the Pediatric Room for the Stem Cell Transplant Department at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.

The program will provide new facilities for the Classroom of Hope and the Playing Room at the Oncology Department of the National Children’s Hospital.

Moreover, one Classroom of Wish will be fully set up at the HCMC Children’s Hospital with modern classroom equipment such as school desks, a flipchart, bookshelves, a glass board, textbooks and toys. It will not only be an alternative classroom but also a space for recreational activities for all the pediatric patients of the hospital.

All pediatric inpatients of the Clinical Hematology Department at the HCMC Children’s Hospital will be invited to join a December birthday party.

Besides, 1000 Christmas gift sets with fresh fruits or warm blankets and towels will be distributed to pediatric cancer patients in seven hospitals.

In January 2021, the program will provide the much-needed and long-awaited health check-up for 3,000 children in Nam Tra My District, where the recent landslides, storms and typhoons with destructive consequences have put the health and well-being of the local people, especially children, at risk.

With the support of the medical team from the Hoan My Danang Hospital and the VinaCapital Foundation’s Outreach Clinics program, two health check-ups will provide pediatric, cardiology, gastroenterology, respiratory and trauma examinations for children from 10 communes of the district. Each diagnosed child will also receive a medical kit comprising essential medicines.

“VinaCapital Foundation is proud to be a part of the Immortal Wish program and have the chance to work closely with Roche Vietnam to not only provide psychological support for pediatric cancer patients but also health check-ups for the affected children from central Vietnam. I believe the program will bring hope and faith for a brighter future for these children and their families,” said Rad Kivette, CEO of the VinaCapital Foundation.

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