Mu underwent cardiac surgery.
Now that Mu has undergone the operation, she no longer experiences palpitations. Although she still sometimes experiences pain in her chest when breathing, Mu feels a lot less tired compared to before her operation, and walking has become less exhausting. Mu says that receiving help to finance the operation was very valuable to her and her family, as they could not have afforded it by themselves. After Mu fully recovers from the operation, she wants to continue babysitting and earning money to support her family. Eventually Mu would like to return to school.
“My mother used to worry about me before and now she is very happy to hear that I have had successful surgery,” shares Mu.
Now that Mu has undergone the operation, she no longer experiences palpitations. Although she still sometimes experiences pain in her chest ...
Mu is a 19-year-old woman from Thailand who works as a babysitter. Both of her parents are farmers, and she has four siblings. She is originally from Burma, but she moved to Thailand to seek better work opportunities and support her family.
Mu was born with a congenital cardiac condition that has caused her chest and back pain, difficulty breathing, and a rapid pulse. While she used to receive medications in her hometown in Burma, these did not help to completely alleviate her symptoms. She was eventually diagnosed with congenital aortic and mitral valve disorders that will require surgery to repair.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral and atrial valve repair and replacement. Mu’s procedure is scheduled for May 2.
Mu shares, “As we didn’t have money to visit the hospital and get treatment, there wasn’t a lot my mother could do to make me feel better.”
With the proper treatment, Mu can resume living a normal, healthy life.
Mu is a 19-year-old woman from Thailand who works as a babysitter. Both of her parents are farmers, and she has four siblings. She is origin...