Klein received treatment for his hydrocephalus.
“After the surgery, Klein’s mother said that his head has become smaller and he eats a lot, sleeps better and is more playful,” reports his doctor at Burma Border Projects (BBP). “Klein’s father was very happy when he heard that his son had finished surgery. His mother said that he is so much happier now. He likes to play with his toys and is very active and energetic.”
“His mother said that he cannot go to school because he is still too young,” continues BBP. “When he grows up his mother would like him to be a doctor because she wants him to help people who do not have money. His mother was very happy that her son could get the treatment he required, she added that they wouldn’t have been able to afford it without the support from the program.”
“Thank you so much to all of the donors and everyone who has helped us along the way, including all the staff involved,” shares Klein’s mother. “Without your support my son couldn’t get surgery, so thank you very much.”
"After the surgery, Klein's mother said that his head has become smaller and he eats a lot, sleeps better and is more playful," reports his ...
Meet Klein, a one-year-old little boy from Burma. Klein has a condition called hydrocephalus – an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the ventricles of the brain.
“His mother began noticing the health condition when he would not be able to be breastfed without soon getting a headache and crying,” says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “His condition has gotten worse; the boy endures diarrhea, fevers, coughing, vomiting, runny noses, in addition to the gradual growth of the buildup of fluid.”
Klein’s parents are under financial strain from supporting their large family, and Klein’s father had to take a job in Bangkok to send wages home. They are unable to fund the surgery Klein needs.
For $1,485, BBP can insert a ventriculoperitoneal shunt to drain the fluid. “Treatment will allow him to sleep and eat normally which will help him develop normally. He will no longer suffer from nausea and headaches and bouts of fever,” says BBP.
BBP adds that “his mother would like to see him finish higher education, so that he may become a doctor one day.”
Meet Klein, a one-year-old little boy from Burma. Klein has a condition called hydrocephalus -- an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the ven...