Kar is an eight-month-old baby boy from Burma. He was born three months prematurely in Bangkok, where his parents used to work previously. When he was seven months old, his parents moved back with him to Burma.
Kar was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Kar, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 22, and, once completed, will greatly improve Kar’s quality of life.