My name is Ma Su Mon Aung – or Kimberly in English – and I’m one of the Burmese Migrant girls in Ranong, Thailand.
I’m glad to be part of the Marist Mission Ranong Health Team supporting Burmese migrant workers who are living with HIV/ AIDS.
People who have HIV AIDS easily feel down very often. The hospital where they go to get treatment is a public Hospital and people there speak a different language from them. So they have difficulties asking for information, know the right process and explain the details their sickness.
They are also afraid of some people knowing of their disease.
People with HIV AIDS need care, right medicine, nutrition and counseling.
My job is a translator for them but sometimes I am involved with all of their needs including their family problems.
They need someone to listen to them carefully.
The more I know and learn from these patients the more I understand their lives. When they are in good health and I see them, I feel very pleased.
They are my life teacher as well. I’m now more understanding of the value of what we share with others even if what we share is small or big.