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October 2014

2015 Emergency Medicine Symposium.

The next EM Symposium will be held from March 9-13, 2015 in Ha Long Bay. The focus will be on Stroke Care.. There will be 3 conferences: Leadership, Physician Symposium, Nursing. For more information please contact us here.

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October 2014

"For The Love of a Child" 2014

The Annual Benefit Dinner for the Children of Vietnam will be held on October 25, 2015 at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA. Purchase your tickets HERE

 

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Day 2

The team left earlier at 6AM today†to make up for lost time on Monday.† Team A and B switched locations while Team C (Surgical Team) started their surgeries today and 5 cases were on the schedule.

Team B worked at a steady pace and see the usual load of sick patients. This woman here has a lot of shoulder pain where she couldn't raise her arm to wash her hair. A simple injection of her shoulder allowed her to do this simple task and brought a big smile on her face.

Near the end of the day this patient came in without an official invitation. It appears she has a venous malformation.† There were 2 previous attempts to fix it in Saigon and both times failed. She is sent for an MRI to better delineate the extent of the disease. We pray that this problem is contained so that our surgical team can operate on her next week.

Near the end of Team B's day another patient came in with severe chest and upper back pain.† So severe she couldn't hardly move so we must admit her to the hospital for further work up.† We rented a van to take her to the hospital but at the same time we found out Team†A was so far behind and would not be home at least for another 2-3 hours unless Team B came to help. We decided to put this patient on the bus with Team B while the 4 doctors and 6 assistants used that van to go and help Team A.† Team B's dental was still working but the patient's pain was severe enough not to wait until they were done so the Dental Team was left behind to be picked up later.

Team B's Doctors came to assist Team A with another load of patients.† By the time the clinic was done, it was 7:30PM. Everyone got home safely at 9PM for a quick dinner.† We will be leaving again at 6AM tomorrow. We are really tired but our spirits are high and we pray this spirit will continue in the coming days.

Comments

Bin

Thanks for the updates anh Vien! My heart ache a lot seeing the picture of this lady's face.. I hope we can do something for her!! Please keep us updated.

and the praying continues..

Bin

Thanks for the updates anh Vien! My heart ache a lot seeing the picture of this lady's face.. I hope we can do something for her!! Please keep us updated.

and the praying continues..

Andrew& Kally

Dear Team,
You are NOT alone in this!! You have a whole host of prayer warriors in the U.S. praying for you. Our family is committed to praying for you and so is the San Francisco Vietnamese Alliance Church. These updates are inspiring and uplifting to see God at work through all of your hard work. Wish we can be there with you all.
May God renew your strength each day and carry you through the tough times.

Tien, Mark and Hope UMC in Torrance, CA

Dear anh Vien and the Team,

You are all doing great. Please know that myself, Mark, and our church, Hope United Methodist Church in Torrance, CA is praying for each and everyone of you.

You're all in our prayers.

JCHC staff in Fairbury NE

We are praying for you. It is amazing the work you are doing.
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