"If I feel better after surgery, I will go back to school and continue my education. I want to become an educated man one day."
Ye is a 15 year old boy from Burma who was diagnosed with a malformed heart valve (mitral valve), and as a result he has a condition called mitral regurgitation, where a portion of the blood in his heart flows backwards into his lungs instead of forward to the rest of his body.
Mitral regurgitation is a serious condition that needs to be fixed surgically. As it worsens, more and more blood will be ejected backwards into the lungs with each heart beat. This makes it very difficult to breath, it also causes problems for the rest of your body as there is decreased forward flow of blood to your brain and other vital organs.
As of this post, Ye's surgery is 72% funded. If you want to help you can donate here, or buy some coffee.