Kelly Chang 2017

One memory stands out during my time with VnHope. I was shadowing Dr. Ching at primary care as he was questioning a patient. He asked the patient if he had any problems with his vision. The patient said he had blurry vision, so Dr. Ching told him he would sendRead More

Jennifer Bui 2017

On the 4th day of clinic, I met a patient that touched my heart and taught me something really important. It was a little slow so I turned to this woman next to me and asked her how her day was going and if she’s been waiting long. Before IRead More

Charles Nguyen 2016

The 2016 Summer Service Camp has been another unforgettable experience. Even though this is my third time on this trip, I still can’t believe the compassion, work ethic and camaraderie shown by the students and healthcare professionals. It has been a privilege to listen to the patients’ hardships and ableRead More

Jacob Sim 2015

This summer I came back to Vietnam for my fourth trip with an organization called Summer Service Camp. There were alot of issues this year with work permits and clinic sites, and at some points it was so easy to get discouraged and wonder if what we were doing actuallyRead More

Alex Nguyen 2014

Having a late flight out of Vietnam today left me with a lot of time for goodbyes and reflection. It has been an incredible 2 weeks since we first arrived at Noi Ba airport as a group of strangers meeting each other for the very first time. This year, workingRead More

Andy Duong 2013

In the summer of 2013, when I was offered a chance to visit Vietnam to meet relatives for the first time since the War and help my parents (both doctors) provide much needed medical care to rural Vietnam, I greeted the opportunity with a nervous optimism. A medical mission toRead More

Chelsea Lam 2013

I am incredibly humbled by the humanitarians that have dedicated themselves to the spirit of the camp.  The camp left me with a multifaceted collection of themes, rather than a singular impression that encapsulates my entire experience. Each factor stems from short snippets of interactions I had during the trip.Read More

Anthony Nguyen 2011

For two weeks, the running joke among Vietnam 2011 summer campers was “whatever happens in Vietnam stays in Vietnam”. However when the time actually came for us to say goodbye and return to our normal routines, we quickly realized that not everything that happened in Vietnam could easily be leftRead More

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