Nyarna is 59-year-old nun from Burma. After her husband and children passed away, Nyarna worked as a housemaid for a while before deciding to become a nun four years ago.
Around 2014, when she was working as a housemaid, she had jaundice for which she received oral medication. Later in 2019 she started to suffer from abdominal pain, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and fatigue.
Doctors want Nyarna 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 her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Nyarna’s CT scan and care, scheduled for March 4.