Ni Win is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand who lives with her husband, mother, and brother in Tak Province. She works at a garment factory and during her free time, Ni Win enjoys playing with her cats and feeding her little rabbits.
In May, Ni Win began experiencing severe pain and bloating in her right lower abdomen. Her left ovary was removed due to an ovarian cyst three years ago. She has been diagnosed with an endometrioma, a type of ovarian cyst in which cystic lesions are filled with cells derived from endometriosis. She has now been advised to undergo an oophorectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her other ovary.
Ni Win is scheduled to undergo her procedure on July 12th. Our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.
Ni Win shared, “I am married, and of course, I want children. I feel sad when I learn that I cannot have children due to my disease. However, we as human beings have our own problems that we cannot always understand. We can’t just sit and feel sad, we have to think positively and be able to adapt to any situation.”