Nai is a 43-year-old woman who lives with her family in a village in Karen State, Burma.
In February, Nai cut two of her toes while walking around her village. After she tried to clean the cuts, they got worse, and the tissue in and around them started to darken. A week later, Nai’s foot was in a lot of pain and her toes were swelling. She visited a medical clinic, and her left leg was amputated in March.
Now, her left leg is fully recovered. However, she recently began noticing pain and itching in her right leg. The pain worsened and was replaced by numbness over the course of the summer, so she returned to the hospital for further treatment.
On September 1, surgeons will operate on Nai’s painful right leg. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, requests $1,500 for a below-knee amputation.
Nai says, “My leg is very painful and I can’t walk or sleep at all. I feel sad because I cannot work and have to spend time in the hospital. I just want to recover.”