Saw is a 30-year-old father of three who lives in Burma. He works as a day laborer, sometimes as a mason and sometimes as a carpenter, and he additionally grows food on his own farm for his family.
Saw has been experiencing heart problems and, since the recent intensification of his condition, has not been able to go away for work or do any hard manual labor. This has cost him wages and the ability to provide for his family. Upon visiting the doctor, Saw was diagnosed with atrial septal defect, or a hole in the wall that separates the heart’s two upper chambers. Without treatment, Saw is at risk of further medical complications and irreparable damage to his heart and lungs.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund heart surgery for Saw, which is scheduled to take place on July 19. The hole in his heart will be closed, and, once the treatment is complete, Saw will hopefully be able to live much more comfortably.