Naw is a 32-year-old agricultural day laborer from Thailand. She lives with her husband while her daughter and son live with her sister-in-law in Burma. In her free time, Naw likes to stay at home and do housework.
For the past eight months, Naw has been experiencing a mass that is slowly increasing in size in her lower abdomen. She has been diagnosed with a dermoid cyst in her right ovary. She has been advised to undergo an oophorectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her ovaries.
Fortunately, Naw is scheduled to undergo her oophorectomy on August 15. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.
“After I recover fully, I will continue to work as an agricultural day laborer and save some money to visit my children one day,” she says.