𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝: 𝟏𝟎𝟎+𝟏𝟐 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟 𝐚𝐭 𝐎𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝟐, 𝐇𝐨 𝐂𝐡𝐢 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐡 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲
The past weeks have really been a rollercoaster for Vietnam. Yes we know the story is getting old: “𝐍𝐨-𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬. 𝐍𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐬”. No matter how well we have handled Covid-19, Vietnam has been facing our toughest time now during this 4th wave.
I have been very fortunate to be one of those who managed to stay home safe and to keep most of my work and studies up and running regardless of the current situation. However, I think there’s also a certain limit to how long you can sit back and wait or pray.
Yesterday, I received a message from a family member who asked if I find a way support to donate 100 protective suits for the hospital at Oncology Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Minh City as the hospital has now been turned into a terminal hospital to cure 1,000 most serious Covid-19 patients. All hospitals need support, not just money but tools to work too.
After spending some time to think back and forth, I decided to took my courage to prepare a post on Facebook to reach out to all my family and friends to see if I would be able to turn the situation around. I guess this is definitely 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝. After 24 hours, not only I have been able to collect enough fund, I have been able to managed to get 100 + 12 (the extra amount that I could find) disposable protective suits Level 4 to be delivered. All to be ready for tomorrow’s delivery to the doctors.
Earlier this evening, I got a message also from a close connection of mine to ask if we can also support the front-line reporters who help delivering news from the hospitals and other vulnerable areas which are exposed to COVID-19. With the remaining amount of the fund, I have managed to purchase the last 10 protective suits Level 3 for them 🙂
I could not thank enough to my family, friends, colleagues and even those who I do not know or do not know me.
Last but not least, nobody knows how long this pandemic will end, it’s very important that we provide our best support to our local front-liners. For those who have been blessed to stay home (like me), I wish you lots of good health and I hope to continue to be of further support to the fighters when and where we can. We are all in this together and will get through this together!