Meet Cho, a 42-year-old mother of two from Thailand.
Cho was recently diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. “For the past four or five months Cho’s abdomen has started getting bigger and bigger and she started to experience a lot of pain,” explains our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “She cannot sit or stand easily. She cannot sleep well at night and she is in a lot of pain. She can feel the mass in her abdomen when she lies down. She cannot eat a lot because her abdomen is distended. She has difficulty breathing and suffers from fatigue.”
With $1500 in funding, Cho will receive surgery to remove the ovarian cyst. Funding will also provide pre-surgery CT scans and post-surgical outpatient visits. Following treatment, Cho hopes to work as a domestic helper in order to pay for her son’s school fees.
“I want to have surgery, and I want to be happy and to take care of my son’s future,” Cho shares. “I want to work hard for my son to ensure he has good education.”