Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“I hope that Phuc will grow up to be a helpful, good person. That she will have a good heart, caring and sharing with everyone.”
-her mother Cuc
If she had been born a few years earlier, Phuc would not have received the surgery that saved her life. Her cardiologist and namesake, Dr. Phuc, along with the entire medical team, received training from a Children’s HeartLink partnership that made it possible for them to deliver high-quality care for little Phuc’s complex condition when she was 2 years old.
Now Phuc is an active, loving school girl who loves to draw and play with her friends. She goes to school, where her favorite class is intensive English, and spends weekends playing with her neighborhood friends. She makes her mother proud by insisting on putting money into charity boxes whenever she sees them, evidence that she has a good heart like her mother always hoped for her. None of this seemed possible before her lifesaving surgery, but now Phuc is clearly thriving.