Burma Children Medical Fund - Slideshow

Khant Chaw (Cardiac)

June 6, 2016  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories, Slideshow
Khant Chaw is a 16 years old boy, diagnosed with a congenital heart disease. He lives with his parents and two siblings in Thi Taw village in the Ayeyarwady Division in Burma. His parents work as farmers, and make about 150 000 Kyat (150 USD) a month, which is usually enough for every day expenses. Occasionally they have to borrow money from their cousin for the cost of food and the children’s education. Upon entering 9th grade, Khant Chaw had a fever and experienced fatigu... Read more ►

Kyaw Myint (Urological)

June 6, 2016  •  Posted in BAMF Success stories, Slideshow
Kyaw Myint age 39 years is from Karen State, Burma, where he lives with his wife and 4 children. Kyaw Myint farms his own rice, raises chickens, grows vegetables for the family, and has his own pigs, but has to work as a day labourer several days a month, earning 4000 Kyat a day, to make ends meet. Earning barely enough, he sometimes has to borrow money for extra expences. About 2 years ago Kyaw Myint started to have back pain and urinary problems, making him unable to work f... 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 ►