Dream large, sometimes they come true…

We arrived in Can Tho on Sunday afternoon. I had a welcome text waiting on my phone from Dr. Trung at the Can Tho Oncology Hospital. We had spent¬† some time here in December 2010 and had remained in contact with quite a few of the doctors and the then director, Dr. Thang. We are here as GFC to help start the second cancer support group for the country. Dr. Linh, Mrs, Yen, Mrs. Huong and Mishka arrive this afternoon from Hanoi and GFC is hosting a dinner party to introduce everyone. Tomorrow we host a 3 hour seminar at the hospital in which Dr. Linh and her BCC volunteers will explain the workings of their club to guide the Cancer Patient’s Club in the formation of their group. We are thrilled that Dr. Thang will be the facilitator of the club and Dr. Kha, the chief of the medical department will serve as it’s chairman. The new director of the hospital Dr. Truong Giang has given his blessing and volunteers are lined up to help. I am feeling some very strong emotions today. I’ll share some photos tomorrow night when we get to Ho Chi Minh City!

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  1. Carol
    Posted April 6, 2012 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Well done! Sounds like wonderful developments for all! Keep up the awesome work. It must be very exciting.
    Thanks for sharing

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