A kind-hearted hairdresser has raised thousands of pounds to pay for life-changing treatment for a ten-year-old girl who was almost blinded in a horrific acid attack.
Little Nhi was just six years old when a cruel mystery attacker her covered her in acid, burning her entire head and leaving her blind in one eye and with minimal sight in the other.
When Wendy Vu, a hairdresser and nail technician from Bexhill-on-Sea, West Sussex, found the girl while travelling around Vietnam, she knew she needed to do something to help save her.
Since that fateful meeting last year, Wendy has raised more than £5,000 to help pay for treatment for the little girl, who is now ten years old.
Wendy said: “I was appalled by what I saw, and aware that the girl’s mother was extremely poor and that in Vietnam there is no national health service, I decided to embark on a fundraising initiative to pay for essential basic medical treatment that Nhi requires.”
Wendy, who is originally from Vietnam, went out to visit Nhi again in May at her home on the edge of the Mekong Delta.
However, doctors advised Wendy Nhi’s head and eye had become infected because of a lack of care and difficult living conditions, including a lack of safe clean drinking water.
This means there will be more treatment and surgery in the future for Nhi and Wendy is determined to keep raising funds.
A charity which helps third-world children with facial disfigurements, Facing The World, has been approached by Wendy but it needs additional funding to support Nhi.
To donate visit: Wendys JustGiving page