Soe, who is 15 years old, lives with his parents in Burma. His father is a day laborer, while his mother is a domestic worker. During his free time, Soe enjoys playing badminton.
When Soe was 10 years old, his mother noticed a small mass had appeared on his right knee. Over time, the mass increased in size. At the same time, Soe also began to experience occasional fevers, sore throats, and pain in multiple joints. The doctor diagnosed Soe with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The doctor suspects that Soe is also suffering from osteochondroma in his right knee. This is a benign tumor, made up of bone and cartilage, that forms on the surface of a bone.
Soe needs to undergo an MRI, which will enable doctors to correctly diagnose his condition, which will, in turn, help them to formulate an appropriate plan of treatment. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is seeking $681 to fund Soe’s MRI, which is scheduled to take place on May 18th, at Mae Sot General Hospital.
Soe’s mother said: “He is my only son, and I am worried about his health. I am so happy you will help pay for my son’s MRI. Thank you so much to all the donors.”