Twel Tar is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents in the border region of Thailand. Originally from Bago Division across the border in Burma, they moved to Thailand in search of better job opportunities as factory workers.
After Twel Tar was born, her mother noticed that she not only had an enlarged head, but that she also has a small lump on her lower back. Her mother also noticed that the lump would emit a yellow fluid discharge. When she asked the doctor about the lump on Twel Tar’s back, the doctor told her that it might have been caused by her spine protruding outwards and could be repaired through surgery when she is older. Twel Tar’s mother was told to not worry about it.
Now, doctors would like Twel Tar to undergo an MRI to help further diagnose her Spina Bifida condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan for the meningocele on her back. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $968 to cover the cost of Twel Tar’s MRI and care, scheduled for June 28th.
Twel Tar’s mother said, “I want my daughter to receive treatment and grow up like other children. She already received surgery for her head [hydrocephalus] and now only the lump is left. I hope that she will recover well after all her treatments.”