Ma Thu was hit by an ambulance in May last year. Our hospital partner writes, “while she came out of the accident relatively unscathed, a cyst developed under her teeth as a result of the accident. The cyst makes it difficult for Ma Thu to eat and keep food down. The cyst also causes blurred vision, headaches and dizziness, making it impossible for her to assist her parents in the field. Her parents are very worried about her future and feel guilty that they are not able to afford her treatment.”
Before the accident, Ma Thu moved to her aunt’s place in hope of going to school for the first time. She was hit by the ambulance only one day after arriving. She hopes that once she is well again, she can start school. Ma Thu is nervous about going to school for the first time at 15, but she is determined to be educated and one day be a school teacher. Her parents work on the farm growing rice and beans but it is not enough to make ends meet.
For $1,500, we can fund a procedure to remove the cyst and help Ma Thu start a healthy life. With treatment, Ma Thu can focus on getting an education and following her dreams.