LITTLE PRAYERS (2018)
During my photography studies in 2018, I collaborated with Child-Help and IFSBH, leveraging the power of photography to shine a light on the often-overlooked childhood diseases, spina bifida, and hydrocephalus in Vietnam.
Once diagnosed, children with spina bifida or hydrocephalus require urgent care. However, many families lack the necessary resources or transportation to reach hospitals in time. Even upon arrival, overcrowded facilities often result in long wait times for treatment.
My journey led me through the corridors of the Children's Hospital in Ho Chí Minh City and the National Children’s Hospital in Hà Noi. I remember the hallways overflowing with patients and their families, people sleeping in beds on the floor due to overfull rooms. I also visited some patients in their homes in and around Ho Chí Minh City and Hà Noi, emphasizing the importance of portraying their living environments beyond their hospital experiences.
These conditions demand increased global awareness, particularly in regions with limited resources that hinder optimal patient care.