“I want to bring pride to my family by working hard at school,” says Kar.
Meet Kar, a seven-year-old boy from Burma who has a cyst extending from his ear down to his chin. “Kar experiences a cold sensation under his jaw whenever he drinks liquid,” reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “He also complains that he cannot hear well from his right ear. The mass makes Kar shy away from other children at school who sometimes poke fun at him.”
Kar is in first grade, and has a three-year-old younger brother. “Both of Kar’s parents work in a small compound, near their rented apartment, where they make bricks for construction. Their job is not stable and it greatly depends on the season and the demand,” continues BBP.
For $1500, we can fund the removal of the cyst, and help prevent further medical complications. BBP concludes: “Treatment will improve the appearance of Kar’s neck which will in turn improve his self-confidence. Treatment will enable him to succeed in school and hopefully improve his hearing from his right ear.”