Nwet (BB) is a 23-day-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Karen State, Burma.
When he was born, the nurses noticed a protrusion on back of his skull, a neurological condition called encephalocele. The protrusion is very sensitive.
Doctors want Nwet (BB) to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $469 to cover the cost of Nwet (BB)’s CT scan and care, scheduled for January 13.
“We would like our son to become a doctor when he grows up,” says Nwet Yee, his mother.