Say hello to Aung Kyaw, a 16-year-old from Burma. He is a quiet and kind boy who mostly keeps to himself and likes to listen to music. His father works at a furniture store and his mother is a housewife.
Two years ago, Aung Kyaw noticed that the vision in his right eye was getting blurry. He sought treatment and was prescribed eye drops. After two months of using the drops, he completely lost his vision in that eye.
Seven months later, he started experiencing the same symptoms in his left eye. Aung Kyaw has now completely lost his vision in his right eye and can now only see the top half of objects out of his left eye. Doctors say Aung Kyaw needs retinal corrective surgery.
Aung Kyaw’s mother is very worried about his condition. She says she feels helpless. Their family went through their life savings in order to pay for the numerous expensive appointments that ended up causing more harm than good.
Aung Kyaw says he would like to get well so he can go back to school. He says he ultimately hopes to work abroad and see the world.
For $1,500, Aung Kyaw will receive retinal corrective surgery that will restore the vision in both his eyes. Let’s help him go back to school again and work towards his dream of seeing the world!