“Yin’s only wish is to live without discomfort and with dignity. As a Buddhist, she is disappointed she is not able to go to temple to pray as she wishes because of the condition,” explains Burma Border Projects (BBP), our medical partner in Burma.
Yin is a 53-year-old woman suffering from uterus prolapse. BBP explains more about Yin’s case, “Yin has been suffering from her condition for a total of nineteen years. It began as abdominal and back pain but then developed to stage 3 uterus prolapse - the uterus protrudes outside of the body. When this happens she has to forcibly push her uterus back inside. Because of the problem, simple tasks such as walking, running, cooking and cleaning have now brought her great discomfort. Her condition has also negatively affected her self-confidence.”
Until it became very uncomfortable, Yin did not seek care for her condition because of her family’s financial concerns. BBP explains, “Yin is a wife and mother of three. Due to her condition she hasn’t been able to work. Her husband is a subsidence rice farmer. The rice they produce is enough for the family’s consumption but it doesn’t provide them an income.”
For $1,500, we can fund a gynecological surgery that BBP expects will allow Yin to return both to work in the field and to her religious duties, a return that BBP hopes will, “give Yin a greater sense of mobility and self-confidence.”