Thi is a 36-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband’s parents in Kar Si Bu Village, Phyu Township, Bago Division. They all work as farmers.
Thi was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently she becomes easily tired when she completes small tasks. She has heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and chest pain.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Thi. The treatment is scheduled to take place on January 23 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
“I want to receive the surgery. When I’ll feel better after surgery, I want to open a small grocery shop to increase my family’s income and pay back my family’s debt,” says Thi.