Tin is a 40-year-old woman from Burma. Tin lives with her husband, and they work as day laborers, planting and harvesting different crops on the farm. She like cooking noodle salad to sell in her village.
She started to notice her symptoms around four months ago. Tin has been experiencing extreme pain that starts in her shoulder and shoots down into her lower back. She has also been experiencing abnormal bleeding. She has been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Tin’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.
Fortunately, Tin is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on October 24. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Free surgery will help Tin lead a life free of financial debt, which will enable her to start a noodle shop in her village. After surgery, she will no longer experience pain and bleeding.
Tin says, “I dream of a healthy future where I can do more of the things I enjoy.”