Do The Tuan & Do The Hau
Tuan is 25 years old and lives with his parents and brother in the Tam Xuan commune of Quang Nam province. He was born with birth defects and was underdeveloped both physically and mentally. Tuan's father was disabled from a leg injury due to a traffic accident. Tuan's brother is schizophrenic. Tuan often falls due to weak legs and ongoing epileptic seizures and always has many lumps on his head! Tuan has difficulties with pronunciation and is afraid to communicate with others. He is always at home and needs a lot of support from his family for daily activities.
Hau is Tuan's brother with schizophrenia. He often had insomnia and seizures. Hau loves his parents and younger brother very much and helps take care of Tuan. Because of his weak leg, the father can only help his wife with light farm work. All the burdens in the family fall on the shoulders of Tuan's mother, a woman over 60 years old. She was a brave young volunteer on many battlefields during the Vietnam War. Her son's mental and physican defects are perhaps because of her exposure to Agent Orange.
Because of participating in Project Inclusion 1, Tuan's whole family has been revived. Tuan was rehabilitated by a technician at home. Hau and his father were consulted on and cared for by nurses and village health workers. The mother and brother were instructed to help Tuan practice more at home. Furthermore, to ensure Tuan's safety, our project installed handrails in the toilet and bathroom.