Nam is a 16-year-old student from Burma. She lives with her family in Mae Sot. She likes reading in her free time.
Nam was born with a meningocele, a birth defect in which the spinal cord fails to form properly. Meningocele is characterized by a sac-like protrusion of the membranes surrounding the spinal column. If left untreated, it can result in extreme neurological impairment due to the continued exposure of the spinal tissue.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help cover the cost of meningocele repair surgery for Nam. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 25.
Nam says, “I want to finish my high school and after that I will join the university in Thailand.”