Pai is a 57-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her daughter, son, and two granddaughters on the Thai-Burma border. Pai looks after her two granddaughters during their summer school break. Her daughter is a manager at an onion distribution center, while her son is a maintenance worker at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). In her free time, she enjoys helping with cooking and cleaning. She also enjoys playing with her granddaughters.
Pai started to experience abdominal pain in September 2022. She would also vomit whenever she ate and she could not sleep well due to a feeling of tightness in her abdomen.
Doctors want Pai 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 Pai’s CT scan and care, scheduled for May 11th.
Pat said: “I am thankful to the organization [BCMF] for agreeing to pay for my further treatment. I am getting old, and my health is not as good as before”.