Ma Kyi is a 23-year-old woman who lives in a village in Burma with her husband, grandfather, and son. She was born with a congenital heart defect that has gone undiagnosed for most of her life. When her son was 20 months old, Ma Kyi began experiencing extreme fatigue.
In January, as her condition began to deteriorate, Ma Kyi and her husband left their jobs in a factory in Bangkok to return to Burma. They have been unable to work since, and Ma Kyi’s husband is very concerned about his wife’s health. Finally, Ma Kyi and her husband traveled for eight hours to seek treatment from our medical partner.
Her husband says, “I am worried about my wife.”
To treat her heart condition, Ma Kyi will undergo a single valve replacement surgery on March 16. $1,500 has been requested for her surgery and hospital stay.