“I can eat soft food now,” shares Naw Goe, a 46-year-old woman from Burma. “but sometimes when I try to eat a little bit of hard food, I feel uncomfortable.”
In November of 2016, Naw Goe was returning home from working in the fields on a small tractor with four other people. A motorbike crashed into their vehicle, directly hitting Naw Goe. Naw Goe woke up across the border from Burma, in a Thai hospital. Naw Goe’s lower leg and jaw were broken.
Naw Goe received surgery for her leg, jaw, nose, and face. These operations included the insertion of a rod into her face. However, on her most recent follow-up appointment, Naw Goe’s doctor told her that she now needs to have the rod removed from her jaw so that she can eat normally.
Naw Goe and her husband work as subsistence farmers, and in the wake of the many surgeries she has already undergone, they do not have any money to put towards this newest operation. The couple has already had to stop sending their three children to school because they cannot afford the fees.
With your help, though, Naw Goe can still receive the procedure she needs. $1,500 will cover the costs of her upcoming surgery on January 19, as well as her lab tests, medications, and seven-day hospital stay.
The past year has been an ordeal for Naw Goe. Let’s do our part to help her find stability and physical comfort once more.