Hel Tha Gal is a two-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, and they are farmers. He loves to play with any toys that he sees.
Hel Tha Gal was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Hel Tha Gal, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 18, and, once completed, will greatly improve Hel Tha Gal’s quality of life.
His father says, “I am looking forward to see my son recovering after his treatment.”