Ah was born in Burma. Around ten years ago, he moved to Bangkok, met his wife, and had two children. One day, while Ah was painting a house, he suddenly felt tired, had no energy, a fast heartbeat, and was coughing a lot.
He visited the hospital in Bangkok and was told by the doctor he needed heart surgery. Ah could not afford the surgery, but the doctor prescribed oral medication to keep his symptoms in check.
Recently, Ah has not been able to pay for his medication and stopped taking it. Since his condition deteriorated, he was unable to work and returned to Burma. His condition has worsened to the point that he cannot drink or eat anything, and as a result, Ah has developed a distended abdomen.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help fund Ah’s heart surgery.
Ah misses his wife and children, but is unable to visit them as he has no money and is in poor health. He looks forward to getting better and seeing them again.