Inzali's story

Inzali is a 7-year-old girl from Ayeyarwaddy in Myanmar. She was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in June 2017 and treated at Yangon Children’s Hospital.

“It usually takes about 6-hour-drive to get to the hospital. My daughter and I need to take several different modes of transport such as bus and motorbike” - Inzali’s mother Nandar.

She added, “I’m financially dependent on my husband, however, he has been unable to work full time since Inzali was diagnosed with leukemia. This means that we are not in the best financial position to pay for our child’s healthcare costs. We have had to borrow money from local money lenders, who of course charge a very high interest rate (15%).

“When our child was diagnosed with cancer, my husband and I were devastated. We were so anxious to that point that neither of us could eat. But my friends encouraged me, telling me that I needed to be strong for my daughter. This way we would get her through the treatment so that she can spend the rest of her life happy and have a good quality of life. Our child wants to be a teacher when she grows up and we really want her to have this future. Our special thanks go to each hospital staff member and those who support children with cancer at Yangon Children’s Hospital. They are doing great work to relieve children with cancer from suffering.”

World Child Cancer is able to support Inzali’s treatment, as well as helping the family with other associated costs – providing a travelling allowance and support with nutrition.

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