Le Van Hong

At the age of twelve, Le Van Hong found a “strange thing” in front of his house. Unsure of what it was, he took it and proceeded to hit it with a hammer when it exploded.

The boy lost his left hand and sustained many burns on his legs from the explosion. He was taken to VIECOT, an Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center. In thanks to the fundraising efforts by the students of The Evergreen School and the CHAMPS International Program, Hong was able to receive a new prosthetic hand. This allowed him to continue his education as well as give him the confidence to pursue his dreams.