Charawi is a seven-year-old student from Thailand. She lives with her parents and a 15-year-old sister in Air Ko San Kamluang Village, Pang Ma Pha District of Mae Hong Son Province. Charawi is a happy girl who loves to play with friends when she has spare time. She loves to sing and dance.
When Charawi was a six-year-old, her left knee and thigh got swollen. Her parents took her to Pang Ma Pha Hospital, and doctors referred her case to Srisawan Hospital in the town of Mae Hong Son. Doctors from Srisawan Hospital performed an x-ray and ultrasound and gave her some injections. After spending four nights at the hospital, she was discharged and was asked to come back for two more follow-up appointments. However, Charawi’s condition did not get better.
Doctors want Charawi to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Charawi’s MRI and care, scheduled for July 23.
Charawi says, “I want to be a medical doctor when I grow up. I want to work in the medical field because I want to treat other patients.”