Before she got sick, Ma Aye worked in a tea shop to support herself and her youngest daughter. Her dream is to save enough money to keep her youngest daughter in school.
However, this will not be possible unless she can go back to work. Four years ago, Ma Aye was diagnosed with myoma, or uterine fibroids. Her condition went untreated due to lack of finances, but for the past few months her symptoms have significantly worsened. Back pain and abdominal pain have prevented her from working, deepening her financial burden. The ensuing pain and depression from her illness are taking an emotional toll as well.
For $625 Ma Aye can have her tumor removed and she can start saving money again.
“After treatment, she will be healthy and will be able to work without any pain,” says our medical partner in Burma. “She looks forward to living a normal life again, and being the best mother she can be.”
Please join us in helping Ma Aye come to a full recovery.