Hla is a farmer from Burma. She owns a piece of land with her five children, and they plant rice for their own consumption. Her husband passed away many years ago.
About a year ago, Hla started to feel pain in her abdomen and her back. She visited several clinics in Burma and received traditional medicines, but her symptoms did not improve. Due to her medical condition, she has been experiencing fatigue and loss of appetite.
Finally, she visited Mae Tao Clinic and was then referred to Mae Sot Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. She learned that she has a gallstone and surgery is required.
Hla has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Hla’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.
After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Hla is scheduled to undergo her cholecystectomy on November 23. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Hla’s procedure and care.
Hla says, “I am looking forward to recovering from my symptoms so that I can return home and help my children with farming.”