Su Su

Loves to draw...

Su Su is a shy 12-year-old girl who loves to draw. In April 2015, following visits to two different healthcare centers, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma - a bone cancer in her left lower leg. While relatively rare, osteosarcoma is an aggressive cancer, and the 8th most common cancer in children.

In developing countries, amputations occur much more frequently because saving limbs requires a high level of supportive care, experienced surgeons and well-developed infrastructure. It was not possible for Su Su to access this type of care in Yangon and to give her the best chance, doctors decided that her leg had to be amputated. Now, more than a year later, she is cancer free and continues to add to her extensive collection of artwork that her dad dutifully carried to all of their hospital appointments.

World Child Cancer is working with the team in Yangon to train doctors and nurses and improve facilities on the ward.