Aung is a 31-year-old man from Burma.
When Aung was 20, he began to experience inexplicable weakness in his lower limbs. After walking for even a short distance, he would fall down. By the time he turned 22, he could no longer walk. Aung’s paralysis has caused him to spend his waking hours sitting, which causes pressure sores, also called ulcers. Sometimes these sores become infected and Aung is required to seek antibiotic treatment. He hopes to find a way to heal this sore.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $851 to fund Aung’s treatment. Surgeons will remove the ulcerous tissue on July 6, relieving Aung of his infection and pain.
“I hope to open up a shop where I will repair broken TV, VCR, and DVD-players and can generate income for my family,” Aung says.