Phyu is a 23-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband in Mingalar Done, Yangon City, Yangon Division. Phyu’s husband is a motorbike taxi driver.
Phyu 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, Phyu experiences shortness of breath and cannot walk long distances.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Phyu. The treatment is scheduled to take place on February 14 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
Phyu says, “I want to get better so that I can get a job.”