Local authorities in Danang City have honoured an Australian man for his support provided to local children with heart diseases. Edward Smith honoured for helping children with heart disease Edward Smith, born in 1941, also had heart disease and went under an operation 10 years ago. Since having a heart transplant, he started doing charity works to help children with heart disease. Since 2015, he has donated over VND1bn (USD42,900) to 135 patients at Danang Hospital for Women and Children who needed to be operated. He also donated a variety of equipment to the hospital such as high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, echocardiography and incubator that worth over VND3.3bn. On November 23, Danang Hospital for Women and Children held a ceremony to honour Smith and gave him a certificate of merit by the chairman of Danang People’s Committee for his contribution to the heart operation programme for disadvantaged children. At the ceremony, Smith said he wanted to help children with difficult background and would keep helping the children and support the hospital in the future. According to Nguyen Son, deputy director of Danang Hospital for Women and Children, the majority of their patients are children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Smith’s contribution has been tremendous by helping enable as many life-saving operations as possible.