Community Life

Many of our volunteers work in projects that are not medically related. For example, in 2010, Patrice Pike, a member of the Texas Rock and Roll hall of fame and award winning recording artist, came with us and entertained at a local orphanage. See pictures from Patrice’s work below.

Starting in 2015, Mimi Dinh, Tri’s wife started her own part of Project TVD by organizing daily arts and crafts projects for hospitalized children. In 2016, she was joined by Heidi Rushing and her son, Layton. Layton’s Eagle Scout service project was planning the craft projects for the children in the Pediatric wing at Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children. Since that time, the “Arts and Crafts” project has included a trip to the Pediatric ICU to give gifts for the children who are too ill to attend arts and crafts party held in the hospital foyer. Read the account written by one of our 2019 volunteer for her local newspaper here:

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