Thwe is a 55-year-old woman from Thailand. She is a part-time housemaid. She lives with her friends and in her free time likes to watch TV.
Thwe has localized periodontitis and a suspected malignant ulcer in her right lower gum. Her biopsy result shows a malignant lesion. Her doctor has recommended she undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images are taken from several angles and combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Currently, she still feels pain in her teeth and gum. At times, the ulcer bleeds. As a result, she can only eat liquid and semisolid food as it is difficult to chew.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Thwe receive treatment. On January 19th, Thwe will undergo a CT scan where she will receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Thwe needs help raising $414 to fund this care.
Thwe cried as she shared, “I feel sad as soon as I heard about my condition. My friends encourage me a lot. I would love to say thank you because I even thought about giving up if there is no one to help me.”