Bo is a four-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State.
Bo 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 Bo, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 17, and, once completed, will greatly improve Bo’s quality of life.
His mother says, “As parents, we are very worried about Bo’s condition. We understand that he will probably have continued mobility problems in the future, but we are anxious to prevent any further complications.”