Dr. Trinh is a board certified physician and public speaker who focuses on health and education. He has been the head of several research projects and non-profits. He is also the founder of TongueOut a non-profit that gives back by going to countries like Vietnam and providing medical treatment, surgery, and other support.
Vietnam is one of the many third world countries without a safety net. Elderly people often go blind from cataracts, because they don’t have access to sight saving surgery. This is just one of the many things that TongueOut helps remedy. Dr. Trinh shares his amazing refugee story, why he believes so strongly in giving back, how we can help, and he shares some of the opportunities opening up in Vietnam.
You can find Dr. Trinh here:“I have a responsibility to figure out what I want to do with my life, and I want to give back in some way.” -Dr. Trihn Click To Tweet
- [01:15] Dr. Trihn is a board-certified physician and public speaker who focuses on education and health education.
- [01:41] It’s his goal to educate the public on the importance of prevention and preventive health. He also has a team of researchers actively conducting clinical trials for brain health conditions such as depression, anxiety, migraines, and Alzheimer’s.
- [02:40] TongueOut takes groups of doctors and students to help people all around the world. They just helped fund and do low cost eye surgeries for blind people in Vietnam.
- [04:34] Leprosy still exists in the third world. They spend time and hug people with leprosy. They also have medical clinics, food distribution, and water filtration systems for poor communities.
- [06:42] They also go to orphanages in many countries.
- [08:47] Dr. Trinh was five on April 30th, 1975. This was the day the Vietnam war ended. On April 29th, he was on the airport tarmac with his mom and siblings. He saw Chinook helicopters landing in front of them. The back would open people would run in. At one point it was the turn for his family to run into the back of the Chinook helicopter.
- [11:43] He was one of the lucky kids to get rescued. The helicopter landed on the U.S. Midway aircraft carrier. The were first taken to Guam. They couldn’t enter the states until they had a sponsor.
- [13:38] He was taken to Orange county and bussed to Camp Pendleton and they lived in a tent city as a refugee.
- [14:24] Tent city was built by Marines. They had a week to build it. It housed over 20,000 refugees.
- [15:06] Dr. Trinh introduced the man who built the tent city at his recent TongueOut fundraiser event. He was very grateful to introduce him. Dr. Trinh is grateful for the opportunities in the US. TongueOut is how he gives back.
- [17:11] Loral and Dr. Trinh are going to be doing a series of workshops.
- [17:54] PPP stands for purpose, passion, and profits. We need money to fulfill our purpose and passion.
- [18:58] Integrated Health and Wealth plays a big role in giving back.
- [20:00] We have a Big Table community and want to take a group to Vietnam with the purpose of giving back.
- [13:34] His family was Buddhist, but they ended up with a Christian sponsor and this was his first introduction to Christianity.
- [21:59] Dr. Trinh is also well connected with manufacturing and can make some introductions to people from The Big Table.
- [23:05] You can connect or donate at TongueOut.org. Dr. Trinh is excited to take The Big Table group to Viet