James Paget doctor’s plea to help raise money to save his nephew

Dino Maw with his nephew Phone Myat Kyaw

Dino Maw with his nephew Phone Myat Kyaw - Credit: Archant

A doctor from the James Paget Hospital has started a fundraiser for his three year old nephew who has been diagnosed with leukaemia.

A doctor from the James Paget Hospital has started a fundraiser for his three year old nephew who has been diagnosed with leukaemia.

Dino Maw, a haematology doctor, is looking for help to raise £200,000 to give Phone Myat Kyaw who lives in Myanmar a life-saving bone marrow transplant in Singapore.

Despite a very basic health system in Myanmar, Mr Maw was able to help doctors in the nation to give him the best chemotherapy treatment possible as Mr Maw was able to get vital drugs abroad.

The toddler was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in April and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment since then.


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Mr Maw said: 'After completion of treatment, he was gaining weight, starting to become very talkative and active.

'Unfortunately, last week we found out that his cancer is back on routine after a follow up blood test.

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'I have actually looked at the blood film myself as I am a doctor looking after blood cancer. Since the cancer is back in such an early phase, the chances of his cancer being cured by chemotherapy drug alone is absolutely nothing. 'The only treatment is the bone marrow transplant which is not available in Myanmar.

'Because of this we cannot afford to take him abroad for such an intensive and advanced treatment. The doctors here are giving him milder treatment which cannot cure his disease but only control it very gently.

'Without stem cell transplant he might not have much longer.'

As a result Mr Maw has started a Just Giving Page in hope to raise the £200,000 to send him to Singapore where the treatment would be possible.

So far around £1,500 has been raised.

To donate to the cause visit To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ChristineHavers

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