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34-Year-Old Mother Survives Her Ex-Husband’s Acid Attack And I Want To Share Her Story
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34-Year-Old Mother Survives Her Ex-Husband’s Acid Attack And I Want To Share Her Story

This is one of the characters from my photo series about acid attack victims in Vietnam. Dang Thi Thanh Huyen is a young English teacher (born in 1985) who lives in Yen Vien Ward-Gia Lam District-Hanoi. In 2010, she tied the knot with her husband, and they had a beautiful daughter. After the unfortunate divorce, on March 24th, 2018, she was the victim of a brutal acid attack in which her ex-husband was the attacker.

 

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She was severely injured from 2 liters of acid, fell into a coma for five days, and only had a 10% chance to live. But doctors were dedicated to saving the acid burn survivor. After the surgery, she miraculously survived. However, she had to endure terrible pain when the skin burns revealed a part of her skull and also confront the stitching on her disfigured face, neck, and shoulders every day.

The single mother was determined to live and stand up because her little daughter needed a mother by her side. And to this very moment, she continues to fight for her life in every step of the painful surgeries. Not to mention the survivor’s family sold their house, and we’re borrowing from everyone they could to afford the medical care.

The pain still exists but she tries to stand up and move forward

Huyen always reminds her 8-year-old daughter, “Forgive your father and let the past go away. You have to study hard to return the favor to the people who have given your mother a hand during this difficult time.”

The young teacher’s message to everyone is that it’s time to put a stop to acid attacks with the law and ban the consumption of acid in Vietnam.

When she loses her way, she prays to the dear ones whom she’d lost to give her strength

During the darkest times, Huyen still finds the light in her child

Holding back her tears, Huyen always smiles at her daughter

“I will never forget what father did to you. But you taught me to forgive even when you are in pain,” said her 8-year-old daughter

The little girl massages her mother every day to reduce the stretching of scars and minimize its effects on daily activities

She teaches her daughter even though she is in pain

Despite having less hair, Huyen’s daughter still brushes her mother’s hair

They arrange flowers together and spend quality time with each other

Huyen is preparing for her English lecture. The love from her students is pushing her every day

To me, you are the most beautiful woman

Huyen and I at the hospital

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Monty Glue
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They need to catch that man and harvest his organs to sell for the medical care of his victim. Both corneas, half his liver, one kidney, an equal surface area of skin, bone marrow and anything else of value he has. If it is unbearable for him, take the other kidney and his heart. That wonderful mother and child forgive him, I cannot. He had better be in jail for the rest of his life. Sorry, but acid attacks on people make me furious!

Monika Soffronow
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Instead of replicating the viciousness of his actions, surely a better solution would be to openly condemn all such coward deeds, to openly discuss this horrible way of taking revenge and educate, educate, educate. If I am not mistaken, this is another type of violence that is more often than not perpetrated by a man and where the victim usually is a woman. Register all buyers of acid and restrict the amounts that can be bought legally.

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Geri Stevens
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful daughter you have nguyen vu phuoc. I pray that you will continue to heal with her shining love to help you through the most difficult moments. Many people believe that you are a hero. And beautiful...like your child.

YsaPur
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her name is Dang Thi Thanh Huyen. Nguyen Vu Phuoc is the photographer and author of this post.

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Monty Glue
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They need to catch that man and harvest his organs to sell for the medical care of his victim. Both corneas, half his liver, one kidney, an equal surface area of skin, bone marrow and anything else of value he has. If it is unbearable for him, take the other kidney and his heart. That wonderful mother and child forgive him, I cannot. He had better be in jail for the rest of his life. Sorry, but acid attacks on people make me furious!

Monika Soffronow
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Instead of replicating the viciousness of his actions, surely a better solution would be to openly condemn all such coward deeds, to openly discuss this horrible way of taking revenge and educate, educate, educate. If I am not mistaken, this is another type of violence that is more often than not perpetrated by a man and where the victim usually is a woman. Register all buyers of acid and restrict the amounts that can be bought legally.

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Geri Stevens
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful daughter you have nguyen vu phuoc. I pray that you will continue to heal with her shining love to help you through the most difficult moments. Many people believe that you are a hero. And beautiful...like your child.

YsaPur
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her name is Dang Thi Thanh Huyen. Nguyen Vu Phuoc is the photographer and author of this post.

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