Originally from Burma, Moo Doh was only a child when her family fled to the Ma La Oon Refugee camp in Thailand. She lived there with her family for ten years, and married her husband there eight years ago. Her family returned to Burma, while she and her husband moved to the U.S in 2014. They were initially placed in Boston, but quickly made their way to Buffalo to be close to friends. Life in Boston was lonely and expensive; happier living on Buffalo's Westside, Moo Doh can afford healthcare and is taking English lessons at Jericho Road, hoping she can get a driver's license one day.
Like most refugees Moo Doh is happy to be in the US. She calls Buffalo home, and keeps in touch with her family in Burma. The only way for them to talk is for her family to walk many miles, pay to take a small boat across the Moei river, and walk many more miles to the refugee camp to make a phone call.
Moo Doh has been coming to Stitch Buffalo regularly for a few years, and has been under the skillful tutelage of Mu Mu. Her work reflects her whimsical, youthful style. We are lucky to call her our friend and see Moo Doh's tender smile every week.