Aung Kyaw is an 18-year-old from Bago City, Burma. He lives with his parents and a brother, who just finished university. Aung used to attend school. He stopped going about four years ago when his condition arose.
Aung is a former Watsi patient. Four years ago, with the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Aung was treated for detached retinas. After the surgery, he was doing much better, regaining sight in his left eye. After a few more follow up visits, Aung’s case was closed.
In early 2017, Aung’s vision problems returned.
“I am very sad that his eyesight is gone again,” says Aung’s mother. “It is very bad this time because he could not even see some light.”
Aung returned to BCMF in late February, and BCMF organized a visit to the hospital in March. After going through several tests, the doctor determined that Aung’s retina had detached again, and he needed another surgery. The surgery is scheduled for April 12.
BCMF is asking for $1,500 to cover the costs of Aung’s procedure. Your donation will help pay for the surgeon and nurse’s fees, surgical supplies, medication, lab tests, travel expenses, and three nights of hospital stay.