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  1. #1 Pledge for help to my friend and colleague Ly Ho! 
    REDuser Sponsor Gunleik Groven's Avatar
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    Dear all.
    My dear friend and colleague Ly Ho is brutally thrown into a severe crisis and she needs the help of me and everyone who can help.

    Her 17 year old Brother Bien has contracted a rare acute form of leukaemia. The treatment needed is not available in Vietnam where he lives and we have set up a campaign to try to help him:
    https://bit.ly/2N3PGcj



    With the correct treatment the prognosis is very good. Without it he will die.

    Ly's parents have already sold their house and valuables to raise money for his treatment, and a hospital in Rome-Italy that specialises in his disease has accepted him. The initial expense is in the range of 200.000 EUR for the first 6 months. The treatment is expected to take longer than this, and already the 200k EUR is many times the capital they have access to.

    I ask all of you good people here to please join the gofundmecampaign we have set up here:
    https://bit.ly/2N3PGcj

    All contributions, be it equal to a cup of coffee or a small car are welcome. And please share the campaign in your network and join the facebook page we have set up to keep people in the loop of the development.

    https://www.facebook.com/helpbien/

    Our next steps are to get to the hospital to try to fasttrack the formalities of his admission.

    If you cannot join the funding campaign, please spread the word and if you or anyone have experience with the treatment of Philadelphia Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Ph+ ALL), where to find advice around that or how to get emergency visa to EU, all advices are taken with gratitude.

    In the first day, we are approaching our first part-goal of 1000 USD. We are very grateful!

    Tomorrow Ly and I go to Rome to talk with the hospital to try to fast-track Biens admission.

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    REDuser Sponsor Gunleik Groven's Avatar
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    The first day of campaigning has been amazing, and we are closing in on 5% of the part-funding needed for the first 6 months of treatment for Bien Ho.
    https://www.gofundme.com/c5qxk-help-...r-fight-cancer

    The Vietnamese community all around the world has chipped in like crazy. But we need a way to lift it into a wider reach.

    Tonight Ly and I will go to Rome for talks with the hospital that has accepted Bien, to try to accelerate the admission and cut through some of the red-tape.


    Even though we don't have enough funds yet, we have enough to get the treatment started with the money from Ly's parents home.




    If you can, please like and share the Facebook Page and the campaign.

    We must try to reach out of the closest circles to succeed with this endeavour.


    I'll update here.

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    Hi.

    I just want to follow up on this, as some of you helped Bien get to Rome.

    So that tells the first half: Thanks to all the helpers, we did get Bien to Rome.

    Unfortunately he had an complication during treatment, and the end of this story is not one of happiness.

    I would anyways reach out and say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped worldwide!

    THANKS

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    Very sorry to hear the sad news.
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