Shay is a six-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and four siblings. His parents are farmers.
Shay was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Shay, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 20, and, once completed, will greatly improve Shay’s quality of life.
Shay’s mother says, “I am unable to sleep because I have to take care of him and carry him day and night. I worry if he will get well.”