Khai Ling Tam
Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) was built on February 11th , 2015 which provides free medical care and health education to children in Luang Prabang, Laos. Through the model of Treament + Education + Prevention, LFHC treats over 20k children annually, educates hundreds of local medical professionals, and prevents thousands of diseases through its Outreach Program. Patients and their families often travel long distances, up to 8 hours, to receive the medical care available at LFHC. Currently, Laos has the highest under-5 mortality rate in all Southeast Asia, with one out of 15 children not reaching their fifth birthday. A young kid can die simply because the parents couldn’t afford a $2 for the treatment. I am here to pledge myself to run a half marathon in Luang Prabang with a goal of collecting a USD520 healthcare fund from the public for Lao Children. So let me run for you and be part of my footsteps in Luang Prabang. Your efforts will help LFHC provide high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the children of Laos – on average 15k children per year are treated at the hospital. I believe every child has the right to a heathy and happy life, and a dream. Give them a dream, and you’ll achieve yours.