Wine is a two-year-old boy living with his family in Burma.
Wine was born with hydrocephalus and nasal encephalocele. Nasal encephalocele is a rare birth defect that occurs when the skull does not close completely during fetal development. However, his treatment was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As he grew, the lump on the bridge of his nose and his head both increased in size. Wine also experiences occasional seizures, watery eyes, and cannot fully open his eyes due to the lump on his nose.
Doctors want Wine 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 should help doctors in fully diagnosing Wine’s condition and enable them to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Wine’s CT scan, which is scheduled to take place on April 26th at Mae Sot General Hospital.
Wine’s mother said: “I want my kid to get treated and become healthy. I used to cry a lot whenever I see my baby crying but now I feel relieved. Thank you [BCMF] for helping us.”