Wit is a four-year-old boy who lives with his parents in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Wit goes to junior kindergarten, while his parents own a small shop in the camp. In his free time, he enjoys drawing and coloring. He’s also already really interested in fixing and building things.
Since he was a year old, Wit has had an inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain in his scrotum and in his stomach. Due to the pain, he cannot run and play with his friends and he sometimes he misses school. To control the pain, he takes pain medication three times a day.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping Wit to receive treatment. On June 1st, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once completed, the procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Now, BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund Wit’s surgery.
Wit’s mother shared, “he tells me he wants to become a doctor [in the future], but he also says that he wants to become a mechanic or a builder. He will ask me to buy him tools and things to fix. He will try to fix his [father’s] motorcycle and bicycle.”
Wit is a four-year-old boy who lives with his parents in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Wit goes to junior kindergarten, while his...
Wit underwent hernia repair surgery and is back to playing and going to school.
Before he received surgery, Wit had a lot of pain and swelling that was difficult for him. His family was concerned that he did not play freely due to the pain. His mother was also often unable to help out with the shop in their home, having to accompany Wit to his many appointments and look after him when he was unwell.
Now that he’s had surgery, Wit’s condition has improved significantly. He no longer has pain or swelling. He can run around and play with his friends without experiencing pain. He is also no longer worried about his friends bothering and teasing him. He’s already gone back to school and is enjoying being back and feeling well. He only has a bit of pain at the site of his surgical wound but more than that Wit is an active and playing a lot now compare to before his treatment. His parents are very happy that his surgery was successful, and they no longer worry about him.
His mother shared with a smile, “In the past, all of my time would go towards looking after Wit and I could not even think about having another baby. However, now I can help manage the shop at home and I know that I no longer need to worry about Wit’s condition. Also, I am two weeks pregnant.”
Wit’s mother is thankful to the donors who supported them. She said, “Thank you for helping him. Our family is very happy that we had donors who supported his treatment. As we are happy, we pray and wish that all the donors may be healthy and happy.”
Before he received surgery, Wit had a lot of pain and swelling that was difficult for him. His family was concerned that he did not play fre...