Naw Htee received surgery to remove her painful tumors.
“Naw Htee had surgery to remove a mass on the back of her leg. There is now an incision from the middle of her thigh to the back of her knee,” reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “She also had a small mass on the left side of her tongue which would get bigger when she was in pain. One or two days after surgery her tongue was no longer painful. Now she can walk but with a limp, but now and then it is a little painful.”
“Before surgery she couldn’t eat a lot and she lost weight, but now she eats better and is stronger,” adds BBP. “Now she is happy, in the past she said that she was tired and had slight jaundice. She is happy that she has had surgery and she is not worried. She is really looking forward to going back to school when she returns home.”
“Thank you so much for all your help! I thank God for helping me find a good nurse and doctor and donors who were able to help my daughter - I want to thank everyone who helped my daughter get treatment,” expresses Naw’s mother. “I wish that they will be happy and healthy in the future; I will pray for them. Before I came here I had a dream, I prayed, I had no money and so I felt so exhausted.”
“I didn’t know what to do, I couldn’t find my daughter treatment,” she continues. “I prayed every night that I could find someone good to help my daughter, and I would cry all the time – then I saw this person in my dream who said, don’t worry – I can help you. Then I saw these other people and this whole organization. Now, I am so happy that my daughter has had surgery, I am so happy and so grateful.”
Our Watsi correspondent tells us that at the end of the interview Naw’s mother started crying because she was so happy.
"Naw Htee had surgery to remove a mass on the back of her leg. There is now an incision from the middle of her thigh to the back of her knee...
Naw Htee is a nine-year-old girl who lives with her parents, brother and sister in Thailand. She was referred to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), for treatment for benign tumors on her left inner thigh and the underneath of her tongue.
BBP shares, “Two days after Naw Htee was born, her mother discovered a small mass the size of a coin slightly protruding from her inner left leg.” When Naw Htee was three years old it started to cause her pain. It also causes her to feel weak and feverish.
In 2013, Naw Htee developed a painful black and blue mass on the underside of her tongue. When the pain is bad she is unable to eat and sleep. As the family does not have any money, they did not take her to a hospital.
“Despite Naw Htee’s condition, she tries her best to push through the pain and rarely misses school. At school she learns Thai, English and Burmese although she says learning Thai is her favorite. Naw Htee likes everything orange and enjoys playing jump rope with her friends,” BBP explains.
$1,500 will surgery to remove Naw Htee’s tumors, including transportation to the hospital and food during recovery. Burma Border Projects expects Naw Htee will be able to recommence her studies following treatment and will no longer experience pain which affects her most days.
Naw Htee’s mother says, “I am very grateful that my daughter can finally receive the treatment she requires. I hope to see my daughter happy and healthy very soon.”
Naw Htee is a nine-year-old girl who lives with her parents, brother and sister in Thailand. She was referred to our medical partner, Burma ...