This young girl is Mya, a three-year-old from Burma. Mya is happy and energetic, and adores her sister and four brothers. Mya gets upset when her brothers leave for school, and she even pretends to go with them by carrying her bag to the door each morning. Mya’s father farms rice while her mother stays at home and looks after the children. The family also raises a few chickens and ducks for their own consumption.
About a year ago, Mya developed a mass on her neck, which has since grown rapidly. The tumor presses on her neck and makes it difficult for her to breathe. Her family has traveled to various clinics to find affordable treatment, but have been unsuccessful.
Fortunately, our medical partner Burma Border Projects (BBP) can remove Mya’s tumor with a $1,500 procedure. Not only will the mass go away, but Mya will experience better breathing and overall health. Mya’s doctor says, “She can continue to be a bubbly three-year-old and begin school in two years time, which she is already looking forward to.” Let’s make sure Mya is happy and healthy now, and soon enough she’ll be happy and healthy and walking to school with her brothers.