Meet Our Patients (3): Soe Mayar’s Story

This is one-year old Soe Mayar.  She was born in Mae Sot, Thailand. Soe Mayar’s parents had moved to Thailand because they faced a difficult life in Burma. She has four sisters- two elder sisters are working at a factory in Bangkok, they are 15 and 17 years of age. The other two sisters couldn’t go to school because their parents were not able to support them. Soe Mayar’s mother had already been to Mae Tao Clinic before with malaria.

Soe Mayar’s parents are working in Mae sot. They can only find part-time work.  Sometimes they just get 100 baht a day. They don’t have money to pay for treatment in Mae Sot Hospital and they do not have ID cards. Therefore Soe Mayar’s parents decided to come to Mae Tao Clinic and treat her. First she had measles and then developed pneumonia. She has spent 4 days in treatment so far. “Soe Mayar was never vaccinated for measles so it would have been more serious if she had not come to the clinic early”, said one health worker. “Now it is better than before, she may be ready to move back home in 2 days”.

Soe Mayar’s mother is glad to have come to Mae Tao Clinic because her daughter has improved with treatment. She has come whenever a family member feels sick. She is so happy and thankful to the health workers because they are so good at treatment and she did not need to travel and pay for treatment in Burma.

Posted on August 2, 2017, by Mae Tao Clinic.

This interview was conducted and posted previously on the previous MTC website.

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