Tone Tone lives with his grandmother in one of Myanmar’s largest slums, in northwest Yangon. He was born with a heart disease that often makes it hard for him to play as much as his friends and his grandmother is partially blind and cannot work.
We started to sponsor Tone Tone in 2016 when we learnt about their situation, only exacerbated when his father died, and his mother left the family. But with their sponsorship, they can eat every day, Tone Tone can go to school and have important items like mosquito nets, blankets and clothing.
It’s his dream to become a doctor when he’s older and, as he said, ‘help children like me with difficult hearts’. Together with Tone Tone’s sponsor, we can help him create his own fulfilling life.