Sunday, January 23, 2011

Viet Nam Miracle Baby

January 15, 2011 - Sammamish, WA

Singapore Sunday Times comic artist Lee Chee Chew continues to raise funds for medical treatment for Thien Nhan, Viet Nam Miracle Baby. Lee made a donation of US$14,000 today to Kids Without Borders. The entire amount of this donation (less bank fees) will be send to the hospital in Bologna, Italy to cover a portion of the costs for Thien Nhan's surgeries. Thien Nhan will leave Hanoi on January 25, 2011 for Italy to begin his medical treatment.

On behalf of Thien Nhan's family, THANK YOU Lee and so many generous Singaporeans.

To learn more about the Miracle Baby, visit:

To view Lee Chee Chew's work, visit:

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Saving Lives

January 5, 2011
Happy New Year ... today 200 cribs were delivered to Kids Without Borders warehouse in Sammamish. KWB, through Kids In Distressed Situations (KIDS), has been supporting the Seattle Children's Hospital as in-kind partner of the Bedtime Basics for Babies campaign. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the goal of this program is to influence infant sleeping pratices and save infant lives. To learn more:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Agent Orange - A Humanitarian Concern We Can Do Something About

January 5, 2011
FACT: Dioxin (the toxic contaminant in Agent Orange) is found in Da Nang at up to 365,000 parts per million. This is more than 300 times what the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry considers to require immediate remediation.
In a more-than-welcome announcement for thousands of Vietnamese families, the United States and Viet Nam has signed an agreement to clean up the toxic 'hot spot' in Da Nang. The United States appropriated $16.9 million toward the $34 million project in 2010 and work will commence in July 2011. There are still lots of work to be done, Da Nang is only one of the hundreds of 'hot spots' still left throughout Viet Nam and millions of disabled Vietnamese (many are children) affected by Agent Orange.
To learn more and to join our effort, visit .
Below: photos from our recent tour (October 2010) of the 'hot spot' located in the Da Nang Airport (former U.S Airbase during the war).

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Serving children in our community

December 22, 2010
Our final service act of the year: we delivered new gloves, socks, warm hats, and scarves to one of our most favorite place - the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle.

Serving our community

December 8, 2010
This morning at the North Bend Food Bank, KWB founder Son Michael and board member David joined members of the St. Clare's Episcopal Church and the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie serving free breakfast to clients of the food bank.
We handed out surprise Christmas gifts to a few families with newborn infants.

KWB board member David Dean (right)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Miracle Baby

December 2010
Latest news on our Viet Nam Miracle Baby: Thien Nhan is scheduled to travel to Italy for his medical treatment in late January 2011. Our best wishes to Thien Nhan and his family for a successful trip. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
You can make contributions online ( to help with medical expenses for Thien Nhan.
Read more:

Thien Nhan is in the middle in this school photo (Christmas 2010, Hanoi).

Be the change, become a volunteer

December 4, 2010
Kids Without Borders Clothing Bank Work Party (Tukwila, Washington)

Make Agent Orange History

America is at its best when it responds to humanitarian concerns and works to promote hope among people in need. We have an opportunity to do this in Viet Nam today, closing wounds from the past.
Thirty five years after the war, harmful effects of Agent Orange/dioxin are still being felt by millions in Viet Nam, including children. But this is a humanitarian concern we can do something about. MAKE AGENT ORANGE HISTORY seeks to raise awareness about this problem, highlight the solutions and connect people with ways to get involved.
Please join Kids Without Borders supporting MAKE AGENT ORANGE HISTORY. Learn more: