Myo is a first grade student from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy, Karen State, Burma.
Not long ago, Myo’s school teacher noticed that she was unable to see the board. At home, her grandparents noticed that she held books extremely close to her face.
Myo has been diagnosed with cataracts. Her family fears that she will be hit by a motorbike or car. They also worry about her future and ability to pursue her education if she does not receive treatment.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Myo. On November 1, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Myo’s natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure.
Myo says, “When I grow up I want to learn how to be a doctor.”