Ma Hla is a 51-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her 55-year-old husband in Min Ywar Village, Thanatpin Township, Bago Division.
Ma Hla 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. Currently, Ma Hla feels very tired when she walks. Sometimes, she also feels very tired at night, and she is not able to sleep properly.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Ma Hla. The treatment is scheduled to take place on December 23 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
“After I recover from my heart surgery, I want to sell vegetables from my farm,so that I can support my family’s needs,” says Ma Hla.