Mu is a 27-year-old farmer from Burma. She rents a patch of land with her husband and farms. She has two children.
Mu experienced abdominal pain and visited Mae Tao Clinic, our medical partner’s care center. She received medication, which temporarily alleviated the pain but did not eliminate her symptoms. She has been diagnosed with gallstone pancreatitis.
Mu says, “It is a sharp pain and it comes on without warning. Sometimes I can feel it all the way in my back.”
Mu has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Mu’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.
After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Mu is scheduled to undergo her cholecystectomy on February 14. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Mu’s procedure and care.