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Three Heart Surgeries Completed, Thanks to MEDRIX Donors!

Three more lives have been saved, thanks to the generosity of MEDRIX donors! Congenital heart defects are some of the most common birth defects globally, but it can still be a struggle to receive the care needed in areas of Vietnam. Surgery continues to be expensive, even when families qualify…
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June 5, 2017
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Spring 2017: Autism and Nursing Education Trip

MEDRIX is so fortunate to have several volunteer educators in Vietnam right now, leading workshops for our partners at National Children's Hospital in Hanoi! We couldn't have done it without the amazing volunteers who led our spring trip and shared invaluable information with our colleagues. Margui Rutherford, MEDRIX Board Member:…
MEDRIX
March 30, 2017
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“Dear Donors: Thank You” A Letter from a Heart Patient

The MEDRIX Team recently received this touching letter from a recent heart surgery recipient, Ma Thi Thuy Hang, an 18 year old medical student. We want to share her inspiring story with our donors and supporters to let them know the enormous impact they've had on Ms. Hang's life.  Dear…
MEDRIX
January 13, 2017
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We’re Thankful for You: 22 Heart Surgeries Sponsored in 2016

The MEDRIX team and our colleagues at Hue Central Hospital, where the heart surgeries are sponsored 'Tis the season...the holidays are upon us, and what an amazing year 2016 has been! Thanks to your generosity and support, MEDRIX was able to sponsor 22 life-saving heart surgeries this year: TWENTY TWO!!…
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November 29, 2016
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Water Systems for Rural Villages: DELIVERED!

We recently shared with you the great success we've had in bringing safe water systems and education to rural villages in Vietnam. We were able to fully fund 31 LifeStraw safe water systems for rural communities in Thua Thien-Hue Province in Central Vietnam. The systems will be installed in preschools,…
MEDRIX
November 15, 2016
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Newborn Immunization Workshop Completed!

Thanks to the support of MEDRIX donors and partners, another community health workshop has wrapped up and its participants are eager to share their new knowledge within their communities! Recently health workers from Phu Loc District participated in a workshop that demonstrated how to safely care for expecting mothers and…
MEDRIX
June 10, 2016
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Community Health Workshops in Vietnam Completed!

MEDRIX and the Center for Preventative Medicine in TT Hue Province provide community health training workshops for teachers and parents. These workshops have been ongoing for several years, and strive to share basic community health standards and techniques such as drowning or choking hazards, epidemic prevention or safe water usage.…
MEDRIX
May 2, 2016
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Hung the Hero has a new heart and a bright future ahead!

Last week we shared the story of Hung, who was approved for heart surgery sponsorship. He also got a new name: his given name represented conflict and hatred. MEDIX Executive Director LaRelle Catherman suggested a new name for him to go with his new lease on life: it was decided to…
MEDRIX
April 13, 2016
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Hearts and Heroes: MEDRIX Going Beyond to Change Lives Forever

Here is a report "from the field" by our Safe Water Director Robert Catherman, who is currently in Vietnam with the MEDRIX team and participated first-hand in heart patient interviews. Please read his account below, and thank you to our supporters for changing lives in Vietnam in ways that MEDRIX…
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April 4, 2016