Kham underwent cardiac surgery.
Before she received surgery, Kham felt tired whenever she walked a short distance. She also experienced heart palpitations. Her father remembered that she used to have difficulty breathing at night. “I worried about my daughter,” he recalled. “I could not sleep well, and I would wake up and watch her frequently at night to make sure she was ok.”
Since her surgery, Kham no longer feels tired when she walks and she no longer experiences heart palpitations. She can now help her family with cooking and other household chores. Her family is very happy that she was able to receive surgery. Kham is looking forward to going back to school. She enjoys helping her cousin with his lessons and homework too.
Kham’s father said, “I would like to thank the donors very much for help paying for my daughter’s surgery cost. Without help from the donors, even if we would sold our house, I could never afford to pay for her surgery.”
Kham shared with us, “I want to become a teacher. When I become a teacher, I will also teach children who cannot afford to pay for extra tutoring for free. Once I receive wages, I will build a house for my parents.”
Before she received surgery, Kham felt tired whenever she walked a short distance. She also experienced heart palpitations. Her father remem...
Kham is a 14-year-old student from Burma. She lives with her father, paternal grandparents, four paternal uncles, an aunt-in-law, and a cousin in Kachin State. Kham is in the ninth grade and her cousin also goes to school. Her grandmother is a seamstress. Her grandfather is retired, and her father is unemployed and looks after her. All of her uncles are mechanics in an automobile repair shop, but they do not share their income with the rest of the family. During her free time, she helps her cousin with his homework, and she loves teaching.
Kham was born with ventricular septal defect, a cardiac condition in which a hole exists between the two lower chambers of the heart. Blood leaks through this hole without first passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving her sick and short of breath.
Kham is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on August 9th to correct her condition and improve her quality of life. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Kham’s procedure and care.
“I would like to become a teacher because I feel happy teaching children that I know,” Kham shared with us.
Kham is a 14-year-old student from Burma. She lives with her father, paternal grandparents, four paternal uncles, an aunt-in-law, and a cous...