May is a 71-year-old woman from Burma. She used to sell traditional snacks, but since she fell ill four years ago, she is no longer able to work. Her daughter has since taken over her business and is now supporting their family by selling the snacks.
In the middle of November 2017, May suddenly developed a fever and noticed a blackish discoloration on her left heel. Worried about her heel, she went to a nearby clinic. As her heel was very bad, the doctor asked her to go to the hospital. She has been diagnosed with an ulder. Without treatment, May is at risk of developing severe damage to underlying bone and tissue.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $851 to cover the cost of a local rotation flap procedure for May, which is scheduled to take place on December 12. Surgeons will rotate a partially attached piece of skin onto the wound, allowing for optimal vascularization and tissue reconstruction.
“When I recover I want to become more devoted,” says May.