With your help I want to prevent this from happening. To raise the money required for these 32 children to have surgery, I will cycle 1,600km in 16 days across Vietnam to save these 32 little lives. The ride will take place in September 2016.
My goal is to raise 38,400 USD for the surgery needed for these 32 children, every dollar and cent donated will go directly to these children for the surgery they desperately need. Together, hopefully we can raise more than this amount and save more children as there are hundreds of disadvantaged children here in Vietnam who are in need of this surgery.
Will you help by donating now? Together we can save the lives of 32 children in need.
Regular updates on our progress will be posted on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cyclefor16
If you would like to know more about Heartbeat Vietnam, please visit their website, it is a non profit organisation and 100% of the money we generate together will go to the children’s surgery. http://vinacapitalfoundation.org/our-programs/heartbeat-vietnam/heartbeat-vietnam-heart-surgeries/
If you would like to know more about me, well, I am a simple guy who is a husband, a dad to two healthy young children (thankfully), and I just want to make a difference to help save the lives of some very sick children here in Vietnam.
Check out the final blog of Cyclefor16 at...
Signing off... for now.
Thank you all so so much for your support, generosity and kind hearts, I am forever grateful. You have truly made a difference and saved the lives of over 60 disadvantaged children this year.
On behalf of the 58 children and their families, and on behalf of myself and Heartbeat Vietnam, thank you. You have made a huge difference this year to children in very desperate need of help and you are saving a life.
I have completed day 10 of the ride, covering 1,226.9km of this beautiful country. Each day is an adventure and a couple of days ago I was fortunate to meet 15 children in Danang hospital receiving heart surgery, if you would like to learn more about this or keep up to date with our progress, please read the short story of each day on my blog www.cyclefor16.com.
Thank you so much once again, I truly can't say it enough.
The bike route is now complete, I start from Hanoi on the 3rd September, please check out the Facebook page for more details www.facebook.com/cyclefor16. And please message me if you would like to join all or a part of the ride. It will truly be an amazing experience.
The training is going well - tough! but going well... I can't wait for my extra padded shorts to arrive!! :) I've uploaded this video to show you some of the incredible sights I see on my training ride, Vietnam is truly a wonderful country with beautiful people, wherever I go I am greeted with waves and big smiles as you will see from this video - it makes the training an absolute pleasure.
Once again, on behalf of the families and their children, thank you. I will post further updates on our progress each week.