Hser is a 30-year-old midwife from Burma. She lives with her husband and eight other colleagues in the staff housing of the clinic she works at. Hser is a midwife, and her husband is a medic. In her free time, she enjoys going fishing with her husband and friends, weaving Karen clothes, and visiting the villagers nearby.
Around June 2020, Hser felt she had a mass. Thinking it was not serious, she did not go to a hospital for treatment until April 2022. At the hospital, a doctor gave her medication for three months, but the mass did not decrease in size. Currently, Hser’s experiences uncomfortable symptoms from the mass.
Hser sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. She is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on March 8th. Hser needs help raising $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.
Hser said, “I am married, but I don’t plan to have children yet because my husband and I are both busy working as health workers for our community. So, I am very worried that I won’t be able to have children anymore because of my condition. However, I have a loving and kind husband who understands me in every way, and he told me not to worry and feel sad. We cannot help but stay strong, helping and encouraging each other.”
Hser is a 30-year-old midwife from Burma. She lives with her husband and eight other colleagues in the staff housing of the clinic she works...
Hser underwent mass removal surgery.
After surgery, Hser does not experience pain in her left breast anymore but she is mourning the loss while hoping for better days ahead. Now, she is able to wash her own clothes and help with cooking. Her appetite is returning and she is able to sleep well at night. During her follow-up appointment after surgery, she was told that she needs to undergo six sessions of chemo as the biopsy showed she has some cancer cells. She is doing well with her chemo and will continue with follow-up appointments through December 2023.
Hser said, “I never realized the value of health and money when I was well, but after learning I had my health problem, I realized that health is a treasure and the key to happiness. When I am fully recovered, I will go back to my previous work, and serve in the community to increase health awareness. Thank you so much BCMF and all the donors who are helping me to get the treatment. I will never forget your kindness and support.”
After surgery, Hser does not experience pain in her left breast anymore but she is mourning the loss while hoping for better days ahead. Now...