Thet Mon is a 31-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her two sons and husband in Yangon. She is a housewife, while her husband works as a motorcycle taxi driver.
Thet Mon was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Thet Mon suffers from chest pains, difficulty breathing, and heart palpitations. She cannot walk long distances and feels more tired when she is active.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Thet Mon. The treatment is scheduled to take place on August 12 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
Thet Mon said, “I hope I can be healthy again so that I may be able to take care of my children and my husband.”