Zar Ni is a baby girl from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy, Karen State.
After birth, Zar Ni developed jaundice. Two days after they arrived home, her mother noticed that she was experiencing troubling symptoms. A doctor examined Zar Ni and sent her for an ultrasound. She was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid in the brain.
Doctors want Zar Ni 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 her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Zar Ni’s CT scan and care, scheduled for October 9.
“I worry about my daughter. I want my daughter to get well soon. I want my daughter to be as healthy as her siblings and I want to send her to school to become an educated person one day,” says Zar Ni’s mother.