Kyaw Zwar is a 38-year-old man with a brain meningioma, or a benign brain tumor. He and his wife live in in Burma. He works six days a week in a mechanical workshop, and his wife makes a living weaving mats.
In 2006, Kyaw Zwar began to experience troubling symptoms, including sharp pain in his head and blurry vision. He visited many hospitals, but he could never afford treatment. Finally, a cousin told him about our medical partner’s care center, Mae Tao Clinic, on the Thai-Burma border.
Kyaw Zwar was transferred to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, where he underwent a diagnostic MRI test supported by Watsi donors. There, he learned about his brain meningioma. He will undergo surgery to remove the tumor on December 25. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.
“We just want him to get well,” says Kyaw Zwar’s wife. “We feel like there is some hope now.”