January 28, 2022
Twel Tar is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents in northern Thailand. Their family is originally from across the border in Burma, but moved to Thailand for a better job opportunities. Her parents are both factory workers.
Twel Tar was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in her brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, she 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 Twel Tar, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in her brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 30th, and, once completed, will greatly improve Twel Tar’s quality of life.
“When my daughter recovers from surgery, I want to send her to school like other children. I want her to become an educated woman,” shared Twel Tar’s mother as she hoped for a better future for her daughter.
Twel Tar is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents in northern Thailand. Their family is originally from across the border in Burma,...
May 4, 2022
Twel Tar underwent life-saving hydrocephalus treatment.
Twel Tar’s surgery was a success! Before she underwent this procedure, she could not grab or move objects, so she was unable to play and often laid down for long periods of time. Now, Twel Tar can sit up easily, grab objects, and spend her time observing and exploring. Her mother shared that she loves to ride on a toy horse and push herself with her legs.
Twel Tar’s mother said, “When the doctor at MSH said that my daughter would not live for much longer, I felt really sad. If I had never met this organization, BCMF, my child would have never received the opportunity of receiving surgery because I don’t have enough money to pay for her treatment. Now, when I see my child smile and feel free from this threat to her life, I feel very happy. I want to say thank you to the donors from the bottom of my heart for helping her.”
Twel Tar's surgery was a success! Before she underwent this procedure, she could not grab or move objects, so she was unable to play and oft...