Myo is a two-month-old boy from Burma. His father works as a tenant farmer and a day laborer on neighboring farms. He lives with his parents in the western part of the country.
Soon after he was born, Myo’s abdomen began to swell. They took him to a midwife, who recommended that they increase his fluid intake. Myo was unable to drink more, however, and his abdomen grew larger and larger. The midwife provided them with medication to help release gas, but it did not help. His parents took him to the hospital and were sent home after a few days when his swelling went down. Soon enough, the swelling returned and his parents took him back to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a hernia. This means that there is a gap in the abdominal wall where the intestine protrudes through. Surgery is required to correct the issue.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Myo’s surgery. He is scheduled for treatment on October 20 at our medical partner’s care center, Mae Sot General Hospital. After his operation, Myo will be able to grow and develop normally.
“I want my son to be a doctor when he grows up,” Myo’s mother says.
“I want my son to get a chance to study in Thailand,” his father adds.