Paw is 27 years old and lives with her husband and two daughters on a small plot of land where they live as subsistence farmers.
It was during Paw’s second pregnancy that she says she first experienced symptoms of her cardiac condition. She had been extremely tired during the last part of her pregnancy and found it very difficult to breathe during the birth.
In December of last year, Paw experienced severe chest pain with palpitations and difficulty breathing. The chest pain was accompanied with sweating and extreme shortness of breath.
Paw visited our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, and learned that she has three different heart malformations involving the mitral and tricuspid valves, which would need surgery to correct.
Paw is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on April 24, and is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure. After her recovery she will be able to give her children the lives they deserve by going back to work and being able to take care of them again.