Myo Chit lives with his family in refugee camp. “They used to live in rural area,” our hospital partner explains, “however his family fled to the camp to escape the Burmese soldiers recruiting laborers.”
Myo Chit is the oldest of six children. He was studying in 2nd grade and loved going to school. But he stopped attending last year when he contracted cellulitis - a bacterial infection - after he fractured his tibia slipping in the bathroom.
Myo Chit cannot walk. When he sits for too long, his leg swells up and becomes painful. His parents cannot afford his medical expenses. His father only works as day laborer, but only gets jobs about ten days a month. If we can help him get the healthcare he needs, Myo Chit is excited to return to school and get an education.
“He is looking forward to playing football with his friends. He would like to help people when he gets older as a medic or a doctor,” our partner in Burma writes.