Dr. Do’s Clinic
When Dr. Le Thanh Do retired from a long and distinguished career as a maker of orthopedic devices for handicapped people, he chose not to retire. He turned the first floor of his home into a clinic where he regularly sees children in need of prosthetic devices.
Dr. Do’s patients are the poor children of Hanoi. He knows by name, more than 1,000 children in Hanoi who need prosthetic devices but whose families cannot afford them. Dr. Do is systematically working his way through that list with the goal in mind of providing the needed devices to the children free of charge to them or their families.
UniReach International helped fund the establishment of Dr. Do’s clinic. The oven for curing plastic, cast saws and numerous other tools were all purchased by UniReach’s donors. UniReach continues to support the Clinic by purchasing the materials needed to construct the devices for the children and teen-agers. The average cost per device is around $125 with the most costly ones at about $250.
Perhaps the greatest challenge is the fact that children grow, so numerous devices must be made for each child as they grow. UniReach is committed to providing the raw materials needed so that Dr. Do can do his wonderful work.
If you wish to provide prosthetic devices for the poor children of Vietnam, you may send your contributions to UniReach International and indicate you want to support Dr. Do’s clinic.