By: Hau Hsueh-chin and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Two Vietnamese girls celebrated their new life at the China Medical University Hospital (CMUH) in Taichung on Monday, after receiving successful surgical treatment for the treatment of elephantiasis.
The hospital held a birthday party for Loan, a 13-year-old Vietnamese girl who first came to Taiwan several years ago for treatment provided by a medical team led by Chen Hung-chi (陳宏基), director of CMUH’s International Medical Center.
Loan was joined by another patient from Vietnam, a 12-year-old girl surnamed Le. Together, they celebrated the new chance at life the surgery has given them.
Chen recalled that Loan weighed 25 kilograms when he first met her at the hospital three years ago, at which time her abnormally swollen leg weighed 15 kg.