Aung Soe is a 49-year-old man who lives with his daughter and son in Tak Province. His daughter sells vegetables from their home while Aung Soe and his son are agricultural day laborers.
In the beginning of 2022, he notice a small mass around his left eye lid. At first, he thought that mass would disappear over time, but the mass instead increased in size. Although he wanted to go to a hospital, he could not afford to pay for transportation nor any treatment. In May, Aung So noticed that he had developed a mass in his right eye lid area as well and that his vision had become blurred. He borrowed money from his neighbor and went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) on May 31st. At the clinic, the medic checked his eyes and told him that he would need to go to Mae Sot hospital (MSH). The next day, he went to MSH, where he was told that he would need a CT scan. Currently, his vision is becoming increasingly blurred and he cannot see clearly when he reads.
Doctors want Aung Soe 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 $414 to cover the cost of Aung Soe’s CT scan and care, scheduled for June 10th.
Aung Soe said “I am worried that they will not be able to treat the mass. Now, I feel very sad. I can’t help my family with household chores. I would like to recover quickly so that I can go back to work.”