Nan Myint is a 17-year-old girl who lives in Ei Hel Village, Hpa-an Township, Karen State, Burma. She lives with her parents, four siblings, brother in-law, and one niece. Nan Myint and her youngest sister are students, and Nan Myint just finished ninth grade this year in March.
In February 2018, Nan Myint got sick and started coughing. In March, her parents took her to a clinic, and Nan Myint received an echocardiogram. After checking the results, the doctor informed her parents that Nan Myint has a heart problem and requires surgery.
Currently, Nan Myint experiences tiredness, heart palpitations, and difficulty breathing. She is not able to walk long distances. This year, she stopped going to school because of her symptoms.
Fortunately, she is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on September 3. Her family needs help raising $1,500 to help fund this procedure.
Nan Myint said, “I want to continue my studies to grade 10 after my treatment. I want to be a teacher in my village after my school.”