Krishna (Cardiac)

Krishna (Cardiac)

Jacqui Whelan Jacqui Whelan

Krishna is a six year old boy that first came to BCMF one year ago after being diagnosed with cardiac disease. His family is ethnically Nepali and live in Kachin State. However, in 2011 fighting broke out in their village between the Burmes…

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Dec
18
 
Aung (Severe injury)

Aung (Severe injury)

Jacqui Whelan Jacqui Whelan

Aung is a 12-year-old boy who suffered severe injuries in a school bus accident near Mae Sot. He lives with his grandmother just outside of Mae Sot and his grandfather works in Bangkok at a restaurant cutting meat and earns about 6,000…

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Dec
18
 
Zin Mar (Deformity)

Zin Mar (Deformity)

Jacqui Whelan Jacqui Whelan

Zin Mar suffers from a deformity on her left leg. She was born in Kya-inn-Seikgyi Township in the Karen State of Burma. When she was 6 months old, she had a very high fever followed by violent seizures. She was taken to the village clinic a…

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Dec
18
 
Ka Nyaw (Hydrocephalus)

Ka Nyaw (Hydrocephalus)

Jacqui Whelan Jacqui Whelan

  Ka Nyaw is a 1 year-old-baby who came to BCMF suffering from hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition caused by an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull and can lead to convulsions, vision problems and mental…

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Dec
18
 
Ma San (Cervical Polyp)

Ma San (Cervical Polyp)

Jacqui Whelan Jacqui Whelan

Ma San is a 47 year-old woman who was referred to BCMF after being diagnosed with a cervical polyp and a fistula. She is living in Ho Fai in the Mae Sot area of Thailand. Her family came here for work 6 months ago and they plan to stay for…

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Dec
18
 
U Aung (Kidney Stones)

U Aung (Kidney Stones)

Jacqui Whelan Jacqui Whelan

U Aung is a fifty-year-old man who came to BAMF suffering from kidney stones. He and his wife live in Win Kha Na village in Karen State, Burma. They earn their living as farmers, planting and harvesting rubber trees and have 5 children, 4 o…

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Dec
18
 

The Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) was established in 2006 in response to the increasing number of children on the Thai-Burma border who required complex medical treatment and surgery that is not available at local clinics or hospitals. Prior to BCMF being established, children who required surgery had their symptoms treated and lived either severely incapacitated lives or died prematurely as a result.

In addition to funding patients’ medical treatment and providing support services, BCMF also provides patients with food and accommodation for as long as they are undergoing treatment.Through the use of the online fundraising site youcaring.com, BCMF is current campaigning to help raise $5,000 in funds for our new patient safe house in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Patient Safe House will be a safe place where patients and their caregivers can stay while undergoing medical treatment. Help BCMF give children and adults with serious medical conditions a chance at a healthy life by donating to our campaign to help raise funds for the Patient Safe House in Chiang Mai.

 

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Conditions we treat

Through our donors BCMF, BAMF and BWMF programs are able to acquire treatment for a variety of conditions. These fall under 12 categories including Cardiac Disease, Blood Disorder, and Congenital Musculoskeletal Deformities.

Staff and Volunteers

The small, yet efficient, BCMF staff team is made up of a small group of core staff land volunteers in Chiang Mai and Mae Sot, Thailand. A few individuals also donate their time and expertise to assist BCMF with a variety of key program tasks.

Success stories

Successful medical intervention for children and adults benefits not only the patients, but also the entire community. Restoring our patients’ health represents a tangible development achievement in line with our donor’s objectives of saving lives and promoting opportunity for all.

Fundraising

Because of the generosity of our donor organizations and individual supporters, BCMF is able to provide healthcare for seriously ill children and adults. 100% of individual donations go directly toward patient costs.