Assistance to the Children living in Difficult Circumstances; Follow-up Field Work No.2

Assistance to the Children living in Difficult Circumstances; Follow-up Field Work No.2

After goodbye to the children of Mother Daeng, the FCYD Team is heading to other villages of Na Dong and Som Sang to visit younger Nong Ploy and Nong Ohm (Nong is a prefix to call younger girls or boys that makes communication more closed & friendly)… Four (4) years ago, Nong Ploy was only 4 months old and living with her grandparents and no any information of the mother and she never visited her since then. For Nong Ohm, that time he was 4 years old. His mother was ‘single mom’ the father was away and never come back. Both of Nong Ploy and Nong Ohm were the same sickness of retinoblastoma. What is it? The doctor explained that, the only known cause of retinoblastoma is a genetic mutation or change. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/retinoblastoma Some people say that it is a sickness of sin. However, it is not cured and treated in prompt time, it may cause of blindness. For Nong Ploy, it was good luck that, it was happened to one eye but not for Nong Ohm. The sickness was happened to both eyes. At that time when we was given information about these 2 kids, we visited them at home and gave them ‘emergency assistance’ to have the kids visited the doctor at Srinakarind Hospital; the biggest regional hospital of Northeast of Thailand located in and under management of Khon Kaen University. Time passes by, as a representative of FCYD Foundation and working closely with health volunteer network at local – Mrs.Nootrai has been in contact with us in order to help the 2 children from time to time. Today (July 2015), we visit them at homes. Nong Ploy now is 4 years old and study in KG2. The left eye with retinoblastoma is almost completely normal, it seems nothing happened caused by the cancer disease. However, the grandmother told us that it needs to have Nong Ploy check at the hospital according to the doctor’s recommendation. For Nong Ohm, it is not good luck, he lost his right eye. His left eye is in need to be checked and treated per as to the doctor to ensure that, the disease is treated promptly and not spread beyond the eye to other part of the body. Mr. Martin Schicht; advisor of FCYD Foundation for fundraising in German gave some cash to mitigate and help the 2 families be able to take care Nong Ploy and Nong Ohm not only for everyday living but also admission to the hospital in Khon Kaen province. Thank you for all donations to FCYD Foundation, it helps the 2 children to have better lives… _/_/_/_