Meet Tha Khue, a three-month old boy from Burma. Tha Khue means “happy,” according to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). His parents are subsistence farmers and occasional day laborers.
Tha Khue has bilary atresia, a rare, life-threatening condition that causes a build of bile that seriously damages the liver. Tha Khue’s symptoms include jaundice, a swollen abdomen, and frequent vomiting.
$1,500 will fund a Kasai procedure for Tha Khue – a surgical bypass to prevent liver damage. “Once Tha Khue has received treatment for his biliary atresia, his abdomen will become less extended, he will no longer suffer from jaundice or yellow urine, he will stop vomiting frequently, and cry less,” BBP shares.
“I am very worried for my son, I hope that he will be able to get treatment for his condition,” Tha Khue’s father shares. “In the future, I dream that he will grow up to be healthy and maybe even to become a doctor.”