Su is a 45-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives in Mae Pa, Tak Province, Thailand with her husband and their twelve-year-old son. In her free time, Su enjoys growing vegetables in her garden and getting together with her friends.
Su first noticed symptoms related to her health condition three years ago when she experienced severe abdominal pain. She travelled to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Mae Sot to seek treatment for her symptoms. At the clinic, Su underwent an ultrasound and was told that she had a stone in her liver. She was prescribed with medication and got better. In January 2019, Su’s severe abdominal pain returned.
Doctors want Su to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Su’s CT scan and care, scheduled for May 17.
Su says, “I worry that I will not be able to take care of my husband and my son if I continues to be sick.”