Nan Ei is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents and grandparents in a village in Karen State, Burma. She loves playing with toys at home. Her father is the sole earner for the family. Her mother is a housewife and takes care of Nan Ei. Her grandparents are retired and also live with the family. The income is not enough to cover the family’s daily expenses.
One day in February 2023, Nan Ei got a fever and a painful swelling in her neck. She was taken to the clinic in her village where the doctor examined her, and she received antipyretic and antibiotic drugs. While the fever subsided, the swelling continued. Currently, she is suffering from the pain in her swollen neck. Her mother said that she is sad to see her in this condition and is very worried about her daughter’s illness.
Doctors want Nan Ei 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 Nan Ei’s CT scan and care, scheduled for August 17th.
Nan Ei’s mother said, “I pray that we will hear the good news for the CT result. I would like to see my daughter as a clever and educated person when she grows up.”