Ro is a 42-year-old mother living in Burma. While Ro’s children are in school, she spends her time taking care of the family’s small farm and studying the Bible. She also teaches at the Sunday school in the church where her husband works as an assistant pastor.
Ro first noticed that her thyroid was swollen about three years ago. She visited a private clinic, where she had an ultrasound and received oral medication. Doctor’s recommended surgery but Ro worried about the cost. Unfortunately, Ro’s symptoms continued to worsen, causing her significant discomfort. She was referred to Mae Sot Hospital, our medical partner’s care center, where doctors strongly recommended she have surgery to remove both cystic and solid modules from her thyroid. Without treatment, Ro’s symptoms—including exhaustion, heart palpitations, and throat pain—will continue to worsen.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Ro’s surgery, which will take place on September 21. Ro is very worried about her condition but hopes that with proper treatment she can recover. She says, “After I have fully recovered from this condition, I want to be involved in church activities and Sunday school again.”