Pyae Pyae is 14-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her parents, two sisters and four brothers in a village in Burma. Her father is a subsistence farmer, her mother is a homemaker and Pyae Pyae goes to school. She is currently in grade nine.
Pyae Pyae was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Pyae Pyae is taking medication which stops her from having difficulty breathing and feeling tired.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Pyae Pyae. The treatment is scheduled to take place on February 12th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
“When I grow up I would like to become a nurse,” said Pyae Pyae. “I would like to take care of others like me who suffer from a heart disease.”
Pyae Pyae is 14-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her parents, two sisters and four brothers in a village in Burma. Her father is a s...
Pyae Pyae underwent cardiac surgery.
In the past, Pyae Pyae felt often tired, could not walk long distances or climb stairs. She also found it difficult to remember things she read when she studied. It was difficult for her to concentrate. Currently, Pyae Pyae feels much better. She can climb stairs with ease and does not tire when walking any longer. According to Pyae Pyae’s mother, the treatment changed her daughter’s life for the better.
“Everything has changed,” her mother said. “It’s very different. Before, I had to take her out of school because she used to tire easily and was very uncomfortable. Now, she does not need to stay home. It makes us hopeful for the future.”
Pyae Pyae said, “I want to be a nurse when I grow up due to my experience knowing the difficulty of being a patient. It can be painful and filled with uncertainty at times, so I can empathize with that. I want to take care of people and make them feel better.”
In the past, Pyae Pyae felt often tired, could not walk long distances or climb stairs. She also found it difficult to remember things she r...