Nway Oo is a three-year-old girl who lives in Burma with her parents and three siblings. Her sisters are 12 and 13, and her little brother is just one month old.
About a month ago, Nway Oo’s family noticed that she was not eating very well. She could only eat a small amount of food before feeling full. The right side of her abdomen became swollen, and although she denied any pain, her stomach was firm and unyielding. Her father took her to a clinic, and she had an ultrasound. The results showed a very enlarged kidney, and they were referred to our medical partner’s care center for further investigation.
Nway Oo underwent a CT scan funded by Watsi, and it was found that she had a cyst in her abdomen. The surgery to remove her cyst is scheduled for March 14, and our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the treatment.
“I am so excited that my daughter is going to have surgery soon,” says Nway Oo’s father.