Saturday, November 10, 2012

hospital visit to Sang

Making a Difference and Moments that We Will Never Forget

Once again the AIS Middle School students demonstrate what amazing kids they are. 

The Middle School held a Grace’s Cookies fundraiser in early October, as well as donating money from Casual Days. We were able to help sponsor Bui Quang Sang from the Long An Province to have lifesaving heart surgery. Sang is 12 years old and was born with a congenital heart disease.

Lina and Wendy, two 6th grade girls, went with Elizabeth and me to see Sang in the hospital after his surgery. The Trieu An Hopsital is in the Binh Tan District of HCMC. We brought Sang some get-well-soon gifts and it was great to see him looking healthy and feeling well!

Sang’s favorite sport is football… 
He seemed really happy with the AIS sports shirt we brought to him:

Sang holding up his two new books:

Group shot! …Ms. Elizabeth, Wendy, Sang, Lina, Ms. Stacia:

Lina and Wendy shyly introducing themselves to Sang and his mother (with some coaxing from me... I think they were extra shy because Sang is about their age... and very cute!):

Sang and his mother:

Sang going through the gifts we brought to him:

This is probably when we all laughed at Sang jokingly saying 
he did not miss his mother’s cooking!

Ms. Elizabeth with Sang’s father…
And Ms. Linh from the VinaCapital Foundation 
(who helped us set up this wonderful hospital visit):

I will never forget Sang and our visit. 
How amazing the difference a few cookies can make.


  1. I miss the time we went to the Hospital in district 7 to visit Nga last year. 1000 cookies, 200 students, 1 heart?

  2. Yes Teena! We miss you. I hope you are enjoying high school and doing well. This hospital visit was wonderful too... I will never forget Nga or Sang.