Tin is a 63-year-old widow from Burma. She lives alone in a village, close to her eldest son’s house. Since her husband passed away, she works as a subsistence farmer growing vegetables. If she has extra vegetables, she either sells them or gives them as a gift to her friends and neighbors.
Two months ago, Tin started to suffer from pain in her abdomen. She also felt a small lump in the left side of her abdomen, coughed up blood, and her skin turned slightly yellow.
Doctors want Tin to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Tin’s CT scan and care, scheduled for February 4th.
“I pray to lord Buddha that the doctor’s suspicion [that I have a pancreatic tumor] is not true,” said Tin.