Thoung is a 36-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband and parents-in-law. Her husband, a day laborer, is the only family member who is working and supporting the family. In her free time, Thoung likes to clean her house and look after her parents-in-law.
Last month, Thoung started to experience chest pain and vomiting. As her symptoms became more severe, she developed pain in her lower abdomen. She may have a tumor in her abdomen.
Doctors want Thoung 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 Thoung’s CT scan and care, scheduled for March 6.
Thoung says,“I really need to recover soon to be able to take care of my family again.”