Ohn is a 62-year-old married woman and mother of five who lives in Burma. She and her husband plant and sell chilies and vegetables.
A month ago, Ohn started to have a stomachache. She took some traditional medicine and visited a local clinic twice, however her discomfort only intensified. Upon reaching our medical partner’s care center with severe pain and nausea, Ohn was diagnosed with a biliary obstruction, which is a blockage of the bile ducts.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help cover the cost of Ohn’s biliary obstruction repair. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 31 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Ohn to live more comfortably. Following surgery, Ohn is looking forward to tending to her plants at home; it pains her to have left them uncared for while she sought out treatment.
“I only want my wife to be healthy. I hope she will be better after the surgery,” says Ohn’s husband.