A miracle occurred in 2016. Aichi Chou, CEO of CMUH International Medical Service Center, and her team secured a donation of NT$2.5 million from Hong Fu Industrial Group, which has operated in Vietnam for years. This made Loan’s second treatment in Taiwan possible. Although life-threatening thrombus occurred unexpectedly during the surgery, Loan’s operation was completed without any complications. More good news followed when the donation for her care was increased to NT$4 million.
Dr. Chen Hung-chi and Dr. William Tzu-liang Chen, the president and vice president of CMUH International Medical Service Center, respectively, led a team consisting of chief physicians from the departments of pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery, colorectal surgery, rehabilitation and plastic surgery in compiling a treatment plan that involved five interdepartmental reconstructive surgeries over three stages in one year. They successfully treated Loan’s lower limb lymphedema, which involved complicated issues related to the spleen, thigh, perineum and rectum. “Loan was a very brave girl in enduring pain after surgery and during rehabilitation,” said Chen Hung-chi. Chou participated in every aspect of the entire process and prayed sincerely when the life-threatening thrombus occurred. “We just wanted to save her life. Thank you, heavenly Lord. We did it,” she said. William Tzu-liang Chen emphasized that this case highlights Taiwan’s global medical contributions and the work of CMUH International Medical Service Center.