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Prayers Needed: Saigon Kid Dini Haznam Hospitalized with 3rd Stroke

by Sarah (Bush) Rogers

Update 4/26/12: Dini is home and recovering. She has received all of your notes wishing her well. Thank you everyone. I know your well wishes mean a lot to her. I’m waiting for additional news on her recovery status. I’ll update this as soon as I hear more.

Update 4/21/12: I know Dini is home and recuperating but I have not heard for a week or so. Will get an update.

Aloha Saigon Kids,

Dini (Haznam) Radwinto is in the hospital having had another (#3) stroke. While she is doing much better and hopes to go home soon, I would think prayers and good wishes from her Saigon Kids friends would be a great boost to her getting well.

If you could email me with your wishes, I will make sure they get to her via her brother Asrin who I am always in contact with. Asrin was the baby is Saigon and has been wonderful about helping me keep in contact with what is going on with Dini and Veny.

My email is kuipokauai [@] gmail.com


12 comments to Prayers Needed: Saigon Kid Dini Haznam Hospitalized with 3rd Stroke

  • Sarah,

    Thank you for the update on Dini!

    Please convey this note to her:

    Hi Dini!

    You are in my thoughts and prayers for a fast recovery. Get well soon so we can dance to that good old time Rock’n Roll music like we use to do in Saigon – save the last dance for me – :).

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and return home.



  • randy seely

    You’re in my prayers, Dini. I hope you get well soon, and can get back soon to your family. I have fond memories of you and your sister in Saigon, and I wish you the very best!

  • Mimi

    I don’t think Dini remembers me, but I do, and I send her my best wishes.
    I hope everyone else is doing fine.

    While I am here…wasn’t there a vague project of having a reunion this summer in the US?
    hugs to all.

    • Mimi – Reunion plans were canceled because of 1.) lack of interest expressed by enough Saigon Kids, and 2.) nobody was willing to organize it and put it all together, etc. – How sad – 🙁


  • Ruth Matteson Blackmore


    Okay, this is one way to get the gang to come see you! Promise we will get back to Indonesia soon. Sarah probably already has her ticket.

    In the meantime, you take it easy and hope you have a speedy recovery.

    Much love to you,


  • Suellen Oliver Campbell

    Dear Dini~
    Prayers for your continued speedy recovery. I have remembered you fondly over all these years as a spunky gal with “fun” as your Number One priority. That’s why we always wanted to hang out with you and Veni at your home…the most relaxed and welcoming home in Saigon.
    You will be in my prayers with good thoughts of wonderful memories together, and especially good times ahead for you, Dini.
    P.S. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing the news of Dini, and for helping us lift up our friend.

  • Bootsie McMains Parker


    Strange as it may seem, I think of you and your sister quite often. I think of your house, gardens, your Mom and one of your servants killing a chicken, in front of me!!!.
    Sweet lady, my prayers ARE with you. Get well…for all of us. You are loved.

    Bootsie and Glenn

  • Maile Doyle

    You and Veni were so very welcoming to a new 14 year-old just arrived in Saigon the summer of 1961. I will never forget the really great times we had at your home. You and your family were so kind to all. I wish a speedy recovery to you and prayers are speeding skyward.
    Maile Doyle (Saigon 1961-1963)

  • Dini, all best wishes and my prayers for you to have a complete recovery.

    Bruce (1960-61)

  • Al Misker

    My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy and complete recovery! Hope you remember our movie date at the Alhambra! I was grounded for allegedly almost running over that little kid that ran out in front of us when we were going down the hallway on the scooter after the movie! Man, was my Dad mad after all the phone calls! Anyway, hope you get better real soon!
    Al Misker (Saigon 1957 – 1959)

  • Hi Dini:

    I really doubt that you will remember me; but more importantly, I do remember you and send you my best for a speedy recovery.

    Arline Ames Silva

  • Kenneth R. Yeager

    Yeager here and I’m visiting my sister in Florida.

    Dini, I’m not a praying person but I wish you all the best and hope you are soon 100%. Would love to see you and your sister again some day.
    take care. Ken

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