Khin is a 28-year-old man from Burma who lives with his wife, two children, parents-in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law in a village in Karen State. Khin, his parents, and his sister-in-law are subsistence farmers, while his daughter and brother-in-law are students. His son is too young to enroll in school. They also raise chickens and pigs for their family to eat, forage for vegetables, and go fishing. To pay school fees, Khin sometimes is able to work as a day labourer.
On July 10th, Khin was picking dog fruit when suddenly the branch he was standing on broke. He fell out of the tree onto a wooden dwelling and broke his spine.
Doctors want Khin 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 help doctors to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner Burma Children Medical (BCM) is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Khin’s CT scan and care, scheduled for July 17th.
Khin said, “I don’t know what to do as I am one of the sole income earners for my family. Now I cannot work to earn extra money so I am very worried that my children will not have enough food and that we won’t be able to afford to buy formula milk for my son. I hope I can receive treatment and recover so that I can support my family.”