Htoo is a ten-year-old boy who lives with his parents and three siblings in a village in Burma. Htoo’s mother is a shopkeeper, while his father is truck driver who transports crops.
In 2014, Htoo’s mother noticed a small growth on Htoo’s left cheek. Over time, the mass grew much larger. He was diagnosed with a benign tumor and underwent two surgeries to treat the mass.
Even after treatment, the mass remained itchy and heavy. Htoo was referred to our medical partner’s care center, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. On January 4, he will undergo a CT scan to give his doctors a clearer picture of the mass. Our medical partner is requesting $693 to cover the cost of this procedure.
Htoo hopes to recover from his condition and return to school. He loves learning and hopes to become a teacher in the future.
“I want to be a schoolteacher,” says Htoo. “There are few teachers in my village.”