Nyo is a 16-year-old student from Burma. Her parents are farmers. Two of Nyo’s older sisters work in Bangkok, and they send money to help pay for Nyo’s school fees.
Nyo 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. Nyo experiences chest pain, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and discoloration of her lips. Her symptoms have caused her to miss school, and to frequently be late.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Nyo. The treatment is scheduled to take place on April 2 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
“I would like to become a doctor someday, and help low-income patients in need,” said Nyo.