Dr Sann Sann 1945 - 2015
Our mother, Dr Sann Sann passed away on 27th December 2015 in her hometown, Yangon, at the age of 70. She left behind four children and two grandchildren, whom she adored. Sadly, ill health pursued her in recent years, and finally a stroke took her from this world and those who love her. Her final resting place is Yangon, the city she left at the age of 33 when she moved to England, which her heart never really left. She led a full life and spent her last days surrounded by family and loved ones.
Those of you who were lucky enough to know her will know that she needed only the simple things in life: her family, friends and maybe a pair of knitting needles. She loved and gave freely, and would have given you the shirt from her back if you needed it, or even if you didn't. She was a beloved sister to many and mother to many more. Looking after others was what made her the happiest, and as a Child Psychiatrist, she devoted her working life to helping troubled children find their way.
In memory of our dear mother we are planning to create a playroom at the Yangon Children's Hospital, so that sick children are able to take time out from their illnesses to just be children. The room will have toys, children's furniture, air conditioning and a cheerful mural. Anyone who has been to our country will understand how little people have there, and the children's hospital doesn't currently have any facilities or services to make the young patients' time in hospital easier.
We are initially aiming to raise £3,000, which will help fund the building and structural works, including lighting, water etc. £5,000 will help us to equip it with good quality toys and furniture. We know that many of you were sorry not to be able to attend the funeral and we hope that making a donation to this fund will be a way for you to remember our mother and the amazing person that she was. We thank you with all our hearts for anything you are able to offer.
We will be holding an opening ceremony at the hospital one year after her death and we will also be planting a seinban tree (flame of the forest) in memory of her second love in life, plants.
Thank you for the part you played in making her life rich and full. We know you will miss her as much as we do.
Su, Donna, Aung, Koko, Micah and Luca