Hien, aged 21
Hien is 21 years old. She lives in Duy Phuoc Commune. She dreams of securing a sustainable job and being financially independent. She likes to study IT too.
When Hien was 6 months age her family knew she had a congenital cardiac problem.
In 2006 when she was 11 years old, a charity foundation helped her go to HCMC hospital to have surgery, but the doctor there said that her heart disease had become complex therefore she could not have any surgery. Her father passed away when she was a little girl and her mother washes dishes for a noodle shop to support her children.
She was in Year 2 at Da Nang college this year her health became worse and she had to stop her studying. She has postponed her studying for one year hoping to return next year, but she worries how her health will be.
Hien is a strong girl who wants to overcome her circumstances. Her aim is to finish her studying and find a good job to support herself.
Hien takes Enalarpril medication everyday but this year her tiredness has grown. After she visited her doctor. The Sildenafil medication was added to her prescription because she had severe pulmonary arterial hypertension. She is very grateful to the person sponsors her through VNHIP for 1.000.000 VND($50) per month to pay for her medication. She hopes her health will be better soon and she will be able to pay for her own medication.