Daung Naw is a four-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandmother and an older brother who goes to school. Her parents opened a copy and print shop in the village, and they both work together. According to her mother, Daung Naaw likes drawing and painting.
When she was born, she had a problem with breathing. The doctor placed her on oxygen for a few months. After that her throat became narrow and she was not able to breathe properly. She was referred to Mandalay Hospital and underwent a tracheostomy, which provides an airway passage to help her breathe.
Doctors want Daung Naw to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Daung Naw’s CT scan and care, scheduled for April 25.
Daung Naung says, “I want to be an actress. “