US veteran launches campaign to help Agent Orange victim
A former US Marine who fought in Vietnam is on a fundraising mission to help a young victim of Agent Orange.
Reginald Carnes, 66, has launched a webpage called ‘Hands for Thuong’ in aid of Thuong, a girl who was born without hands. Carnes, aka Chu Rik, aims to raise $10,000 – it’s currently at $560 – which he will use to buy prosthetic hands for Thuong.
After arriving back in Vietnam in 2007 on a quest for “spiritual healing”, Carnes met Thuong and her family through charity work.
Carnes was also poisoned by Agent Orange, he says, causing his son to die at childbirth.
Support the campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/j43tzpxs.