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17 year old Kpiuh Hieu was facing a life of uncertainty and poor health: with heart pain and extreme fatigue and weakness, his future looked bleak. Kpiuh belongs to the Gia Rai ethnic minority group that live in rural villages in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Without the ability to perform any manual labor due to his heart defects, Kpiuh’s role in his community and ability to seek a better life was precarious.  Kpuih Hieu 2

Thanks to the great support of MEDRIX donors, Kpiuh was able to receive corrective heart surgery in January and was discharged from the hospital on February 4th! He was discharged just in time for Vietnam’s large TET celebrations for Lunar New Year. Because of your generous donations, MEDRIX was able to partner with other organizations in Vietnam to provide a better life for children like Kpiuh, who now have hope for the future.

Kpiuh and his family extend their sincere thanks to MEDRIX donors, and thank you for giving him a new life. His TET celebration will be even brighter and happier this year than ever before!

For the month of February, MEDRIX is asking you to consider making a special donation to support our heart program. Our Executive Director LaRelle Catherman will be traveling to Vietnam in March to interview families who have children in desperate need of corrective heart surgery: our goal is to change the lives of 20 children this year. Please support MEDRIX in making a difference and share your heart with the children of Vietnam this Valentine’s Day! Visit our GlobalGiving project page to learn more about where your donation dollars go and give a very special gift today: the gift of life!

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In October 2015, MEDRIX Executive Director LaRelle Catherman led a nursing leadership course at National Pediatric Hospital in Vietnam, designed to empower and encourage head nurses of critical departments. Upon course completion, our partners asked MEDRIX project manager Ms. Ha to teach a conversational English course to the same group of nurses who felt that […] Read more

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When MEDRIX met 16 year old Duc in October 2015, he was an extremely ill boy: it was difficult for him to speak and he was visibly weak and very thin. His mother was very worried about his prognosis of congenital heart defect because he had an aunt with heart issues also, and another aunt […] Read more

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    The generosity and support of our donors helps to ensure that MEDRIX is able to continually give back to children and families in Vietnam through our medical and education projects. We wouldn’t be able to do it without you!  With the busy holidays upon us, there are some small and simple ways to help […] Read more

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Because of you, MEDRIX has been able to sponsor five heart surgeries for deserving children and adults in Vietnam–and ALL of them have been successful! Five more families are able to look forward to a happy and healthy future without being held back by heart defects. And recently MEDRIX was able to sponsor a sixth […] Read more

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Did you know that it’s never been easier to support MEDRIX? Now you can give back to kids and families in Vietnam, every time you shop! Shopping through AmazonSmile gives you the same online shopping experience that you’re used to–and at the end of your purchase, Amazon donates 0.5% of your total to MEDRIX! It […] Read more

A Note from our Executive Director, LaRelle: Today the world lost a great and humble man, Dr. Lester Sauvage.  Although Dr. Sauvage has not ‘practiced’ for some time, his practice was always kindness and compassion to all of his patients, young and old.  I personally knew him through Seattle Children’s Hospital. I worked as one […] Read more

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An all-inclusive tour and inside look at MEDRIX projects in Vietnam, October 7-23, 2015 Guided through the beautiful country of Vietnam by experienced MEDRIX staff and volunteers, you will visit 4 major cities, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll get an inside look at MEDRIX projects in Hanoi and Hue, plus a lot of […] Read more

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Wow, thank to all of our donors and supporters for helping MEDRIX support nurses and nursing education in Vietnam during the annual GiveBIG campaign! Thanks to you, we beat our initial goal of $1,000 and raised a grand total of $2,350! On top of that, The Seattle Foundation will be adding some of their own […] Read more

MEDRIX is excited to be participating in the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG event on May 5! This is a one-day online event that hundreds of individuals and businesses throughout the Seattle area participate in to support our local nonprofits. On May 5, your donations to MEDRIX go even further: The Seattle Foundation contributes extra funds that […] Read more