Ma Linn is a 36-year-old mother from Burma. She started to notice pain in her abdomen after she delivered her youngest child three years ago. Her doctor told her she had a small mass growing in her uterus that needed to be removed as soon as possible, but Ma Linn didn’t have enough money to pay for the surgery. The mass continued to grow and she experienced pain more and more frequently. Now, she has been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and cysts in both of her ovaries.
Ma Linn used to work with her husband as an agricultural day laborer. Ma Linn and her husband support their six children (3 boys and 3 girls) and her mother. Three of her children attend school, which adds to their expenses. Right now, her husband is the only one looking after their children and earning an income because Ma Linn is too weak and in too much pain to help. Ma Linn hopes to get treatment soon so that she can return to her home in Burma. She cannot wait to be healthy enough to take care of her family and their crops and not worry about the pain she experiences on a daily basis.
Ma Linn needs surgery to remove the uterine fibroids and cysts, preventing further growth and easing her pain. With our help, she can focus on what matters in her life.