20, July, 2008 8 Comments
I have been meaning to check out the chewonitcomics blog after seeing a message that accompanies the weekly comic strip on the Sunday Times, and just did so.
The message is to view the blog and read more of Lee Chee Chew’s comic creations and at the same time, donate towards an operation for an orphaned, disabled toddler.
I access the blog and find out what the cartoonist wrote about Phung Thien Nhan, a Vietnamese toddler:
Abandoned at birth and left to die, Thien Nhan was mauled by a dog which bit off his right leg and badly savaged his groin. He was adopted by a Vietnamese family in Hanoi, and is now seeking sponsors to help pay for his medical care, rehabilitation and education.
The first thing I did after reading about Thien Nhan was to make a donation (and it certainly won’t be my only one). I sincerely hope that you will do the same too.
There are a few ways to make a donation – make a direct donation at the Thien Nhan’s blog, send money via the cartoonist, buy his book with proceeds going towards the operation fund, or buy a tee shirt with proceeds going towards the fund as well.
As of 15 July, S$19, 193.50 has been collected and sent to the boy.
This is yet another way of using new media such as blogs for good – to raise awareness and funds for those in need.
If you would like to help the boy, please visit: http://chewonitcomics.blogspot.com/