Naw Moo is a 27-year-old woman from Burma who has lived with her husband, parents-in-law, two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law in an internally displaced person camp in Karen State for the past five months. They receive donated rice and dry goods occasionally, but it is not enough to cover their daily needs. Sometimes, she and her husband find work as agriculture day laborers, but work is very scarce. Her parents-in-law are retired and her siblings-in-law are still children.
Around the end of July, Naw Moo started to experience light pain in her right lower abdomen which only stopped temporarily with painkillers. An ultrasound revealed that she has a mass beside her right ovary.
Doctors want Naw Moo 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 (BCMF) is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Naw Moo’s CT scan and care, scheduled for September 8th.
Naw Moo said, “We cannot go home to our village and now I am also sick. I feel sad but there is nothing I can do. I hope that I can receive treatment so that I can go back to the camp and find work to help my family generate an income.”