BSTTW Offers Hope To Many In Viet Nam

By: Michael Appleman, CEO


BSTTW has just finished a trip to Viet Nam. After several months of communication and a review of BSTTW, People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) requested that BSTTW come to Ha Noi, Viet Nam and finalize our agreement with the Vietnamese Government.

PACCOM is the part of the Vietnamese Government that reviews all international non governmental organizations that would like to work in Viet Nam. BSTTW has agreed to work in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh and the Khanh Doi province. This is a great step for BSTTW.

On April 17, 2002, Michael Appleman, Executive Director & CEO and Nguyen Thi Dieu Tran, Vice President & Director-Viet Nam, met with PACCOM in Ha Noi. During that meeting BSTTW discussed their goals and abilities to help the burn survivor community in Viet Nam. We also discussed working directly with the hospitals, doctors and fire fighters. Phan Trong Thai, PACCOM Director, asked if BSTTW would like to go to a burn unit in Ha Noi. Dr. Diem Van Le, the doctor in charge of the BENH VIEN Hospital wanted to meet with BSTTW. At the hospital we met Dr. Diem Van Le and his staff. We were taken through the burn and rehabilatation units. Both units need updated equipment in order to give the best care possible.

Like many hospitals in Viet Nam, the BENH VIEN Hospital is given a low level of funding by the Vietnamese Government. Organizations like BSTTW travel to Viet Nam and help the hospitals to get what is needed. That helps the children and adults get the best care possible. After a long discussion with Dr. Diem and his staff, BSTTW requested that the hospital send a proposal and a list of their needs along with pictures.

Burn Survivors Throughout The World, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization. BSTTW needs your help. For BSTTW to serve the people in Viet Nam, we need your donations and your volunteer work. BSTTW needs finances, medical equipment, food, clothes, automobiles, etc.. Donations are tax deductable to the extent of the United States Tax Laws; Federal Tax ID #94-3403785.

If you do not have the ability to donate, then you might want to think about volunteering your time to BSTTW. You can help us get the finances and other items that are needed and/or take part in the BSTTW support team.


If you are interested in helping BSTTW rebuild the lives of the Vietnamese burn survivors, in the best way you possibly can, please contact us at

You can donate on the internet, or by mail for these specific funding drives. For donations by mail, please state on the form what you would like your donation is to be used for.

To donate by personal, business or bank check or money order. Just print and fill out the online BSTTW Check Donation Form and your check. Then mail your check to BSTTW.

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BSTTW Viet Nam Fund

By donating to this fund you are donating to BSTTW for us to use the funding to help rebuild the lives of the current and future Vietnamese burn survivors

BSTTW World Wide Burned Children's Fund

By donating to this fund you are donating to BSTTW for us to use the funding to help rebuild the lives of the current and future burned children throughout the world.

BSTTW Asian Children Burn Camp Fund

By donating to this fund, BSTTW will use the funding in relationship to a burn camp for Asian burned children.

Your help will be appreciated by so many people.