May 21, 2021
Ni is a 17-year-old student who lives with her two younger sisters, her younger brother, her aunt and her aunt’s daughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Ni, her siblings and her aunt’s children all go to school in the camp. Her aunt is a seamstress. In her free time, Ni likes to read about her school subjects in English and Thai.
Since October 2019, Ni has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and she cannot sit for long periods of time because the pain worsens. When she presses the right side of her lower abdomen she can feel a small mass. She has been diagnosed with a bicornuate uterus with bilateral endometriotic cysts. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, or the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Ni’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk of further health complications in the future.
Fortunately, Ni is scheduled to undergo treatment on May 25th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer be in constant pain.
Ni shared, “I want to graduate from college and I want to find work to support my siblings. If I have a chance I would like to continue my education abroad.”
Ni is a 17-year-old student who lives with her two younger sisters, her younger brother, her aunt and her aunt's daughter in a refugee camp ...
December 14, 2021
Ni underwent gynecological surgery.
Before surgery, Ni frequently suffered from severe lower abdominal pain and back pain. Whenever she was in pain, she would feel uncomfortable sitting and would have to lay down until the pain passed. She also had difficulty sleeping and had no appetite whenever she was in pain. Fortunately, with your support, Ni was able to receive treatment and her surgery was a success. Since her surgery, Ni no longer experiences severe lower abdominal pain nor back pain. She can now sit comfortably. “Ni looks so happy and active since her surgery. She feels healthier and lighter and has recovered very quickly,” said Naw Poe who accompanied her to the hospital.
“I would like to thank all the donors and the organisation who supported to my treatment. Since I received surgery, I feel like I have more energy and I am less stressed. Now I am so happy that I can take care of my siblings. I am able to help my aunty [Naw Poe] cook and clean the house. I would like wishes all the donors that may God bless you in your work and life. I want to become an English and Karen teacher one day in the future. I want to support my aunty and my siblings. After I complete my education, if the organisation BCMF would hire me, I would like to work for them and help them as much as I can. If they cannot hire me, I will find another job,” said Ni.
Before surgery, Ni frequently suffered from severe lower abdominal pain and back pain. Whenever she was in pain, she would feel uncomfortabl...