Aye is a 66-year old woman from Burma. She is married and has three daughters and one son. Her husband, her son, her daughter-in-law, and her three grandsons are living together in one household.
Aye used to make sweets and sell them at the market. But about ten years ago, she had to stop her work because she started to experience general weakness. Aye was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago. The diabetes caused an ulcer on her right foot in 2017, for which she received treatment at our medical partner’s care center.
However, at the end of June, Aye noticed another small ulcer on her left foot. She went to the care center again to seek treatment. She was examined, provided with medication, and sent back home. During the next seven days, her ulcer became worse. Now, she needs to have her toe amputated to prevent the ulcer from spreading.
The procedure is scheduled for July 20 and will cost $1,500.