San Htay is a 45-year-old woman from Thailand and a mom to two sons. While she normally cares for their home, she has been unable to work since she became ill. Her husband and oldest son work as day laborers, and their youngest is too young to attend school. Her husband also makes and sells charcoal, and the family raises chickens. In her free time, San Htay enjoys gardening and growing vegetables, her favorite being cabbage and chilies.
In October 2022, San Htay visited the hospital when she began to experience pain in her lower back. Through funding from Watsi donors, she underwent a CT scan and was diagnosed with cervical cancer and a left ovarian tumor. Currently, San Htay experiences headaches, fatigue, decreased appetite, pain, and other worrisome symptoms. The doctors referred her to our medical partner’s care center where, on February 19th, she will undergo mass removal surgery. Our medical partner, Burma Children’s Medical Fund (BCMF), is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of San Htay’s procedure and care.
San Htay said: “I am so happy that BCMF has agreed to continue to support the cost of my treatment. I never knew that cancer could be treated. My children can now live longer with their parents.”
San Htay is a 45-year-old woman from Thailand and a mom to two sons. While she normally cares for their home, she has been unable to work si...
San Htay underwent surgery to treat cancer.
Before, San Htay had pain, headaches, weight loss and decreased appetite, along with bleeding and fatigue. She has been feeling a lot of stress and worried about her condition. Now after surgery, she now no longer has bleeding or headaches. She still has a little pain, but not as much as before. She is able to walk around alone and sleep well at night. Her appetite increased and she has already gained her weight a little bit. She feels lighter and relaxed since her condition has improved. She feels happier after the treatment and excited to meet with her family again. She also feels happy that she will be able to stay with her family longer and help with household chores.
San Htay said, “I was feeling hopeless and depressed before. I was upset and wanted to give up after learning I have cancer. I would like to thanks to the donors and BCMF organization for continuing supporting me. I would like to say thank you a lot for your generous support for my investigations and treatment expenses. It means to me and my family a lot. Now, I can smile again and am happy to return home.”
Before, San Htay had pain, headaches, weight loss and decreased appetite, along with bleeding and fatigue. She has been feeling a lot of str...