Saw Moo is a 6-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, his four brothers, and a sister in Bago Division, in southern Burma.
Saw Moo is a primary school student. His mother is a homemaker and his father is a subsistence farmer. They also raise chickens and pigs, and sell a pig when they need cash. In his free time, Saw Moo loves to play with his siblings and his friends.
Two months ago, Saw Moo’s mother noticed that his abdomen was enlarged. Since then, his abdomen has continued to increase in size. When his parents asked if he was in pain, he always replied he was not. Recently, his father noticed that his legs and groin area had become swollen.
Doctors want Saw Moo 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 $693 to cover the cost of Saw Moo’s CT scan and care, scheduled for April 27th.
Saw Moo’s father said, “I am the only one who supports my family and now I need to travel with my son so that he can receive treatment. I am worried that because of this I will not be able to start planting [rice] in time. I hope that my son will recover well and grow up to become an educated man so that he can serve his community.”