We met Mong while visiting our school project in Simmano in January 2007. Mong was born with an intestinal malformation which was summarily corrected at birth. The problem became much more serious at age seven when we met him. With the relentless efforts of our local coordinator Ms. Sasithone Sengchang, the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation provided all necessary support to send him to Mahosoth Hospital where he underwent surgery by a team of Vietnamese surgeons. After two surgeries, it seems that Mong is now doing well and may hope to live a normal life among the other kids of the village. We will continue our support for Mong and his family until life has returned to normal.