Aung Si is a 51-year-old man from Thailand. His cousin runs a small tea shop, where Aung Si helps as a waiter in exchange for food and boarding.
In April 2017, Aung Si started to experience pain in the right side of his abdomen. One day in April 2018, he suddenly felt a severe pain. He visited our medical partner’s care center, where he received an ultrasound and received medication. According to the ultrasound results, he has a stone in his gallbladder.
Aung Si has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy to treat the condition. If left untreated, Aung Si’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put him at risk for further health complications in the future.
After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Aung Si is scheduled to undergo his cholecystectomy on August 27. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Aung Si’s procedure and care.
“If I feel better after surgery I will help in my cousin’s tea shop as much as I can and I will help my sister on her farm in Burma,” says Aung Si.