Burma Children Medical Fund - BCMF Current patients

Aung Myint (Tumor)

December 4, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Aung Myint is a 7 year-old boy who came to BCMF after a CT scan revealed that he has a tumor behind his right eye. He and his mother came to BCMF from the village of Nga See Pyai , Kyaikto Township in Mon State, Burma. His father died a few months before he was born following an accident at work when he fell from a cart and was run over. Aung Myint has two older sisters, aged 15 and 13, who attend school and live at a boarding house also in the township of Kyaikto. While the... Read more ►

Aye Mya (Hemangioma)

November 15, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags: ,
Aye Mya is a 16 year-old girl who was diagnosed with a hemangioma when she was six months old. A hemangioma is a benign tumor characterized by an increased number of blood vessels. Aye Mya’s father is an agricultural day laborer in Burma and earns 2,000 kyat ($2 USD) per day. Aye Mya’s mother and eldest brother also work and earn 2,000 kyat each, however their work is dependent on the season and on average, they work 10 days per month. Aye Mya’s family’s basic living ... Read more ►

Mya Sandor (brain tumour)

May 7, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients
Mya Sandor was 6 years old and one of seven children when she first arrived at the Mae Tao Clinic. Her brother had carried her to the clinic on his back as she was unable to walk. Initially it was thought that Mya Sandor was suffering from complications due to a bout of cerebral malaria. BCMF took her to Chiang Mai for further investigations which revealed that she had a brain tumour. With the help of BCMF, Mya Sandor battled against the tumour with her mother by her side. Th... Read more ►

Hser (Facial Mass)

October 29, 2012  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Hser is a 1-year-11-month-old boy with a large mass on the right side of his face and neck. His family lives in Hteet Moo Hta village in Myawaddy district. His parents were rice farmers but make their living as day laborers. His mother currently does not work as she is busy caring for him and his younger sister. Hser’s family has been affected by the military conflict in Burma. For the past three years, his mother reports, the DKBA has come to their village and burned every... Read more ►

Yan Naing (heart disease)

July 14, 2012  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Yan Naing is 17 years old. Although his parents want nothing more than for all their 5 children to be educated, Yan Naing dropped out of school this year because he could no longer cope with the walk to school. Yan Naing has cardiac disease which causes him severe shortness of breath on exertion. Like his 4 younger siblings, Yan Naing was born in a hospital in the capital of Mon State, Burma. When Yan Naing was 2 months old he experienced acute diarrhoea and his mother took h... Read more ►

Zai (burns)

June 3, 2012  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Zai is 11-years-old. She stepped into a fire when she was three. Zai lives with her family in Mae Sot on the Thai side of the Thai-Burma border. Her family moved to Thailand seven years ago from Burma to escape hardship and earn more money to support their family. Zai is the third of 8 children, 7 of whom are still living at home. The youngest one is only 4 months old. Her mother stays at home to care for the children while her father works as a day labourer, caring for someo... Read more ►

Chor (Encephalocele)

November 13, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Chor was born with a small mole-sized lump on his face however by the time he reached 9 years of age, this small lump has grown into a large facial deformity. Encephalocele is the most probable diagnosis. This is a congenital defect where the brain membranes protrude through a groove in the skull. Chor’s mother thought that his deformity made him unfit for education but he commenced schooling this year when a local migrant school alerted the family that he was welcome to at... Read more ►

Win Win (burns)

August 24, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Win Win is 10-years-old and sustained burns to her neck and upper chest in April 2011. The formation of burn scar tissue is pulling her chin down to her chest causing disfigurement and inability to move her head. Win Win’s family are Hindi and they live in the large city of Moulmein (Mon State) which saw an influx of Indians due to the expansion of trade and business in the 20th century. Win Win’s mother provides domestic labour for another family for 30,000 Kyat (US$30) ... Read more ►

Rapi (heart disease)

August 23, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients, Slideshow  •  Tags:
Rapi was born in Mae Sot, Thailand (Thai-Burma border). When she was one month old, she had a persistent cough so her parents took her to Mae Sot Hospital for a check-up. They  noticed a blue tinge when she had a cold. They were worried because she hadn’t been putting on weight and was very thin. Rapi also sweated a lot and had difficulty breathing. She didn’t have much of an appetite and she had trouble sleeping. Her symptoms were treated but her overall condition d... Read more ►

Eh Ka Lu (hypospadias)

August 23, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Eh Ka Lu was born at the Mae Tao Clinic in October 2010. His mother didn’t realize that Eh Ka Lu had a medical problem until she took him home. She noticed that he had an abscess near his testes and that his urine seemed to be coming out from everywhere. Eh Ka Lu’s mother moved to Thailand when she was 16 years old. She was raised by her aunty and had seven siblings. Her aunty told her that her parents died. Five of her siblings have died and just her and her sister are l... Read more ►