Posts Tagged ‘BCMF’

Ka Nyaw (Hydrocephalus)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
  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 disability. If left untreated, hydrocephalus is a fatal condition. Ka Nyaw first showed symptoms of his condition when he was four months old, when his grandmother noticed that his head was swelling and that he was unable to breathe properly thr... Read more ►

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 ►

New Video: “Nyein Shin Shin”

September 19, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Nyein Shin Shin is a two year old girl with a type of Spina Bifida called Myelomeningocele. With the help of BCMF, she was sent to Chiang Mai for treatment and surgery a total of 14 times. Though her surgery was a success, she will never walk on her own due to the nerve damage to her spine. Recently Wheelchairs for Kids donated a wheelchair for Nyein Shin Shin, giving her a brand new sense of mobility. When she was born, the doctors thought she would not survive, but Nyein Sh... Read more ►

Ing Gah Htoo-Cleft Lip

July 2, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Before and after photos of two year old Ing Gha Htoo
Ing Gha Htoo is a 2 year old boy who was born with a cleft lip. In March 2013, BCMF referred him to Suan Dok Hospital in Chiang Mai for corrective surgery. On March 28, 2013, he had an initial consultation with the plastic surgeon and on April 28, 2013, he underwent surgery to correct the cleft lip. Following the surgery, he was hospitalized f... Read more ►

Phy Wai Yan Soe (Kidney and Bladder Stones)

July 2, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
3 Year old Phyo Wai Yan Sone with his mother Daw Aye Maw. Phyo Wai was treated for kidney and bladder stones
Phyo Wai Yan Soe is a 3 year-old boy suffering from kidney stones and bladder stones. Phyo Wai Yan Soe frequently cries whenever he passes urine as he feels pain and passes blood at the same time. Phyo Wai Yan Soe’s family originally came from Durin Seit village, Tha Tong, Mon State in B... Read more ►

Thi Dar Win – Thalasseima

June 13, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Thi Dar is a 3-year-old girl who was suffering from Thalassemia. Shortly after she was born, Thi Dar developed jaundice and was placed in incubation and given a blood transfusion. Her hospitalization cost the family a total of 100,000 kyat ($116 USD) which her parents had to borrow from relatives.  Thi Dar’s condition improved, but after 3 months, she developed jaundice a second time and again had to return to the hospital for another blood transfusion. Doctors diagnosed h... Read more ►

Video: “Naut Naut’s Journey”

June 11, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
BCMF is delighted to share the story of Naut Naut, one of our patients. Naut Naut was born on August 1, 2011 with pneumonia, respiratory failure, and obstructive jaundice due to biliary atresia (liver duct blockage). Unable to care for a sick infant, her parents abandoned her at the hospital and she was referred to BCMF in September 2011. After undergoing treatment at Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand, Naut Naut is now a healthy, happy baby girl with a family. Watch her story h... Read more ►

Ei Ei Htoo (clubbed feet)

April 5, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Ei Ei was born in Karen State, Burma. She has congenital disabilities including a small meningocele on her lower back which has caused nerve damage that had resulted in her feet being clubbed. On her right hand, she has two missing finger and one deformed, her thumb and little finger are present. Ei Ei has a large family with five siblings. Her family crossed the border into Thailand in 2010 as there was conflict in their area. The UN is yet to assess their refugee claim thou... 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 ►