Hack is a 72-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his family in Karen State. His children are subsistence farmers, and they also grow vegetables and sell livestock to supplement their household income. Hack and his wife are retired and take care of their grandchildren at home.
Six months ago, Hack started to experience pain under his left ribcage. The pain was inconsistent. In February 2019, Hack felt a mass in the left side of his abdomen, where the pain was emanating from. Since then, the pain has become constant. He then went to his local clinic for medicine but it did not help.
Doctors want Hack to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $469 to cover the cost of Hack’s CT scan and care, scheduled for May 28.
He says, “When the pain worsened at night, I could not sleep well. Food is tasteless because of the pain.”