Thet Mhu received treatment for a heart defect.
“Thet Mhu has made a remarkable recovery,” reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “During his pre-op interview he wasn’t able to walk, he had to sleep sitting up and suffered from fatigue. He had jaundice and was very thin and weak. Thankfully, he was able to receive surgery quite quickly and now his condition is so much better than before. He is no longer in pain, and he can eat and sleep well. He has even started gaining weight, although he still has a long way to go.”
“Thank you very much, I am grateful to all of the people who helped me,” Thet Mhu tells us. “In Burma, I wasn’t able to receive treatment so I am very happy to have received surgery. When I return home to my family I will rest for a while, then I will continue with my dream to work in agriculture and raise livestock.”
“He has more energy and is much more active than before,” BBP adds. “He is no longer in any pain and feels delighted to have been able to receive surgery.”
"Thet Mhu has made a remarkable recovery," reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). "During his pre-op interview he wasn't ...
Say hi to Thet Mhu, a 20-year-old man from Burma! “Thet Mhu lives with his three siblings and mother. His mother works as a day laborer in a rice storage factory and his father passed away a few years ago. His big sister helps the family by working as a day laborer with his mother.” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP).
Unfortunately, Thet Mhu also deals with a leaking heart valve which causes extreme fatigue. “He cannot walk far at all without having to rest – he is thin and has mild jaundice. When he sleeps on the bed, he cannot lie down on his back or else he cannot breathe; he has to sleep sitting up and he has to change position often. He cannot eat well.” says BBP.
For $1,500, Thet Mhu will receive heart surgery to repair his defective valve, alleviating his extreme fatigue and restoring his health. Thet Mhu says, “Because of my condition I am not able to work or study. I am not able to play football, ride a bike, or perform difficult household chores. I can only help a little bit around the house. In the future, I want to work in agriculture and raise livestock, earning money to help provide for my family.”
Let’s help Thet Mhu get his health and independence back!
Say hi to Thet Mhu, a 20-year-old man from Burma! “Thet Mhu lives with his three siblings and mother. His mother works as a day laborer in ...