Moo Htay is a 55-year-old farmer from Burma. She lives with her seven children in Karen State, Burma. Since her husband passed away, the rest of the family works on the farm. They rent land from their neighbor, and sometimes Moo Htay’s children work as day laborers to earn some income. In her free time, she enjoys planting vegetable beside her house.
Moo Htay has been diagnosed with a uterine prolapse. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Moo Htay’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.
Fortunately, Moo Htay is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on March 15. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will be able to walk and work normally again.
Moo Htay said, “I will return to do farming after I recover from my condition. I plan to plant vegetables beside my house and look after my granddaughter.”