December 20, 2019
About six months ago, Thidar started to feel very tired and could not sleep well due to difficulty breathing. After multiple tests and blood tranfusions, Thidar was diagnosed with mitral valve stenosis, mitral valve regurgitation, aortic valve stenosis, and aortic valve regurgitation. Seeing that both of her heart valves need to be replaced surgically, the doctor told her, “You have a heart problem and you must undergo surgery as soon as possible.” When Thidar told him that she cannot afford to pay for surgery, the doctor told her about a monk who lives just outside of Yangon and who might be able to help her. She was given his phone number and when she called the monk, he referred her to Watsi partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) for assistance in accessing the treatment she needs.
Currently, Thidar feels very tired and has no energy to walk long distances. She cannot sleep well, and she has no appetite. She said, “In the future, I will stay in my village and look out for my family. I would like to send my children to school until they graduate.”
About six months ago, Thidar started to feel very tired and could not sleep well due to difficulty breathing. After multiple tests and blood...
April 17, 2020
Thidar underwent cardiac surgery.
Since her surgery, Thidar feels a lot better. She no longer feels tired nor does she have difficulty breathing. She is now able to walk longer distances; she can now sleep well and her appetite has increased. However, sometimes her surgical wound aches and feels tight. Once she is fully recovered Thidar is planning to work as a farmer on a small plot of land they own.
Thidar said, “I’m very happy that I can spend time with my family right now. They are very grateful and appreciated your support. Because of your support, I can be healthy again and I don’t feel stressed anymore. If I would have had to pay for my own treatment, I would have never been able to afford such a large amount and I would have died. My family and I will always remember in our prayers your organisation, donors and the doctors who helped save my life. Thank you all so much!”
Since her surgery, Thidar feels a lot better. She no longer feels tired nor does she have difficulty breathing. She is now able to walk long...