Ngwe is a 61-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, grandson and niece. Both Ngwe and her husband used to be farmers, but now her son supports the family.
Since March 2018, Ngwe has been experiencing troubling gynecological symptoms. She has been diagnosed with a uterine prolapse. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Ngwe’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.
Fortunately, Ngwe is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on May 1. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experience her previous symptoms.