Sweet is a two-month-old baby girl from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandparents, uncle, and two aunts. They live on the family farm in the Kyaw Tha Lit Kho village.
Sweet was born at home with the help of a traditional birthing assistant. Shortly after birth, Sweet’s mother noticed that she had a mass near her tailbone. They visited a clinic and were referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. Currently, the mass is growing at a steady rate.
Doctors want Sweet to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $469 to cover the cost of Sweet’s CT scan and care, scheduled for July 19.