Yee is a 65-year-old grandmother from Thailand. She lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and five grandchildren. Yee is a homemaker and takes care of her youngest grandchildren. Her daughter and her eldest grandson are agricultural day labourers, and her son-in-law works as a carpenter.
Yee has abdominal pain that becomes more severe after she eats. She is now longer able to do any household chores due to her condition. Doctors have advised Yee to undergo a cholecystectomy, a procedure where her gallbladder is surgically removed. If left untreated, Yee’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.
After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Yee is scheduled to undergo her cholecystectomy on December 28th. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Yee’s procedure and care.
Yee shared, “I am scared to have surgery but I will have to be strong and I hope that my pain will be gone after I receive surgery.”
Yee is a 65-year-old grandmother from Thailand. She lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and five grandchildren. Yee is a homemaker and take...
Yee underwent gallstones surgery.
Since Yee received surgery, she no longer has abdominal pain and after she eats, she no longer experiences any pain. She feels like she wants to eat more often and her appetite increases every day. She tries to eat often but only smaller portions because she is worried that her stitches will tear if she eats larger portions.
Yee’s daughter is very happy that she is recovering so well. Yee said, “My whole family is happy with me, after they saw that I am recovering from my condition.” In the future, after she recovers, Yee will go back to taking care of her grandchildren so that her daughter can look for work.
Yee added, “Thank you very much to BCMF and the Watsi donors for saving me from this pain. I used to think that if my symptoms are not treated, I would die early. But now, I have become healthy again and I can live longer, spending more time with my family and my grandchildren.”
Yee’s daughter also said, “I am very happy to see my mother well again. I felt so bad and helpless seeing her in pain. I am extremely happy to see her smile again. Thank you for helping her!”
Since Yee received surgery, she no longer has abdominal pain and after she eats, she no longer experiences any pain. She feels like she want...