Nya is a 62-year-old woman from Burma. Nya lives with her husband, mother, daughters, son-in-law, and grandsons. Nya, her mother, and her husband are retired, while her son-in-law works for a community-based organization. In her free time, Nya enjoys foraging for vegetables in the forest.
On August 18, 2022, while fleeing from airstrikes on their village by the Myanmar military, Nya fell and broke her right hip. Since then, Nya has experienced pain in her right hip which worsens at night and in cold weather, making it difficult for her to walk. She must rely on crutches to get around.
With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Nya will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for November 3. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund the surgery. This procedure hopefully will help Nya walk more easily and alleviate her chronic pain.
Nya said, “I would like to pay respect and give thanks to kind people like BCMF staff and all the donors who are willing to help people like me. May you all be more blessed and successful in your work.”
Nya is a 62-year-old woman from Burma. Nya lives with her husband, mother, daughters, son-in-law, and grandsons. Nya, her mother, and her hu...
Nya underwent surgery to heal her fractured bones.
Since the surgery, Nya can look after herself. She can go to the bathroom without assistance and walk without crutches or a walker. The doctor still encouraged her to continue using the walker to prevent her from having an accident where she may fall.
Now Nya can help look after her grandchildren at home and has started to help with some household chores like cooking or cleaning the dishes. She and her whole family are pleased with the treatment she received, and they are very thankful to the Burma Children’s Medical Fund and all the donors who helped her with the treatment cost.
In the future, Nya will continue to stay with her daughter and help look after her grandchildren. If there is no more fighting in her village, she hopes to return one day.
Nya said, “As I am a refugee in Thailand, I cannot afford to pay for this expensive treatment. Without the help of the Burma Children’s Medical Fund and the donors, I would have to live with this condition and would not be able to walk properly. I cannot thank you enough for the good things that you have done. This has made my life so much easier: walking and looking after myself again. Thank you very much with all my heart.”
Since the surgery, Nya can look after herself. She can go to the bathroom without assistance and walk without crutches or a walker. The doct...