“I am stressed,” says Aye, a 27-year-old woman from Burma. “I feel frustrated that I can’t help my husband look after my daughter.”
Aye used to work as a housekeeper in Bangkok. However, for over five years now, her poor health has made it impossible for her to work. She often experiences fatigue, an alarmingly fast heartbeat, and headaches. These symptoms all worsened when she gave birth to her baby daughter. Lately, Aye cannot even walk long distances.
After several assessments, Aye’s doctor diagnosed her with patent ductus arteriosus, meaning that two of her major arteries are failing to transport blood through her heart as they should.
Fortunately, this condition can be treated with a surgical procedure known as ligation. But Aye’s family cannot afford to pay for it. Her husband has not been able to work lately, as he has been taking care of Aye and their daughter. With no income, they have fallen into debt.
That’s where you come in. By helping us raise $1,500, you can sponsor Aye’s operation on November 29, as well as her lab tests, four-day hospital stay, and follow-up appointments.
Aye feels she has already missed out on getting to care for her daughter in the baby’s early years. Let’s make sure she can return to health soon to fully experience the joys of motherhood.