Vuong Lam Vu, an 18-year-old girl from Shanxi province, China was abandoned due to a birth defect on her face since birth. After that, she was taken care of by her adoptive father Vuong Ngan. Although his family is not rich and his wife is suffering from heart disease, Mr. Vuong is determined to work while looking for a place to treat his daughter.
During the treatment, the father and son met a kind doctor. After 5 times of facelift surgery, Vuong Lam Vu’s appearance has changed a lot. Under the influence of the doctor and adoptive father, the girl determined to enter medical school to be able to help many people in the same situation. Through persistent efforts, this year Vuong Lam Vu has been admitted Pharmacy major of Shanxi University of Traditional Medicine.
Recently, in an interview with a reporter of Evening News of TaurusVuong Ngan revealed that although his daughter grew up with inferiority complex and is often called a “monster”, she is always optimistic and loves life.
“I hope to be able to find good friends in the University, and at the same time learn more professional knowledge, help others and contribute to society in the future.” – Vuong Lam Vu said.
Abandoned baby girl is adopted with a defective face (pictured before surgery)
Vuong Ngan’s wife was born with a congenital heart disease. They have no children and have always wanted to adopt one. In July 2003, a baby girl was found in a building under construction. Vuong Ngan and his wife rushed over, they were the 4th couple who wanted to adopt a child, but the previous 3 couples shook their heads and left after seeing the baby’s nose.
“At first glance her nose, one side is high and the other is low, different from normal people. But the baby sleeps well, doesn’t fuss. I don’t have children, my wife and I both like children. People in town I’ll probably have plastic surgery in the future, as long as there are no health problems.” – Mr. Wang recalls.
After completing the adoption procedure, Vuong Ngan took the baby girl home.
“It rained heavily that day. When I brought my son home, it rained. I immediately thought of the name Vuong Lam Vu (the name sounds similar to the word ‘soak in the rain’). Later, I was not afraid of the rain and wet my clothes, yes. I protect my daughter.” – said Mr. Vuong.
Vuong Ngan Bank told reporters that with local help, Lam Vu had surgery at a local hospital when he was only 2 years old, but did not improve much. A few years later, he went to work and took her to the doctor while saving money.
Doctor Thu is helping Vuong Lam Vu perform surgery
“I consulted many experts and was advised to wait until the age of 12 to have surgery.” Vuong Bank continued: “From that moment on, I made up my mind to have my daughter undergo major surgery at the age of 12.”
When Vuong Lam Vu was 8 years old, Vuong Ngan’s wife died of a heart attack.
“At that time, all my relatives and friends advised me not to continue raising the child. The surgery would cost a lot of money. I said that if you adopt, you have to fulfill your responsibilities.”
Vuong Ngan said that at school, girls do not have friends, always bow their heads and walk quickly, do not like to communicate with others and live more and more isolated.
“From a young age, girls have been very smart. In elementary school or in high school, they receive 5-6 awards every year.” – Mr. Vuong is proud that his daughter is always very sharp and has excellent academic achievements.
After the surgery, Vuong Lam Vu’s nose shape has had many positive changes
Vuong Ngan Bank told reporters that in 2015, his father and son met a good doctor who appeared on the show. Chinese DoctorDr. Shu Maoguo – Director of the plastic surgery department of the hospital affiliated to Xi’an University.
Doctor Thu told reporters that Vuong Lam Vu has a tubular nose, 2 nostrils are located in different positions and the right nostril is pulled from above.
“This type of deformity can be scary when people see it for the first time. As a doctor, I have to find a way to fix all the problems.” – Doctor Thu said.
Since 2015, Doctor Thu has helped Vuong Lam Vu undergo 5 face correction surgeries, now her appearance has changed a lot.
“In the first surgery, we tried to pull down her nostrils, in the second surgery we fixed the scar. After the surgery, the local shape was corrected. Because of the hollow bone. Her nose has a very large cleft, so after the surgery, we will consider completely opening the bone in her nasal cavity in the next surgery.” – Doctor Thu is very satisfied with the results of surgery and he believes he can help Vuong Lam Vu regain his confidence.
Mr. Vuong Ngan (right) expressed his gratitude to Dr. Thu Mau Quoc (left)
It was revealed that after learning about Vuong Lam Vu’s family condition, doctor Thu Mau Quoc actively contacted the charity and sponsored her during the surgery.
Dr. Thu told reporters that he had heard someone say that plastic surgery is so great that it can save a life. He feels the impact of doctors’ goodwill and medical skills on patients cannot be measured by the standard of “saving lives”, more important is solving psychological problems. When the patient’s mental health is completely healthy, it will be immune to social prejudices, thereby being able to open the heart to live a full life.
Vuong Ngan shared that he is currently working in a factory, earning more than 3,000 yuan (equivalent to 10.5 million dong)/month, just saving up, he can let his daughter finish university without seeing him. too much difficulty.
“A lot of people have helped us. I often teach my children to be grateful, study well to serve society later.” – I said.
On September 3, Vuong Lam Vu went to school to report her name, she was full of expectations for the upcoming university life: “When I go to school, I will study hard and correct my major. No one will call me ‘monster’ anymore. I hope my new face is the wings that help me fly high and communicate. back to society.”