BCMF Success stories

Ma Su Su _ Musculoskeletal (Congenital)
October 21, 2020  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Su (11) is a grade five student. She lives with her mother, two sisters and a brother in a village in Ayeyarwady Division, Burma. Su and her younger siblings go to school. Her mother and her oldest sister weave mats at home out of bamboo for a living. Together they earn 200,000 kyat (approx. 200 […]

Saw Chit Win Htoo (Gastrointestinal)
October 21, 2020  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Htoo is a one-year old baby boy who was born at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). He lives with his parents in Mae Sot, Tak Province, Thailand. Htoo’s mother is a homemaker while his father works as a factory worker and earns 8,000 baht per month (approx. 267 USD). Their household income is not enough to […]

Maung Htoi Rain Naung (Cardiac)
October 12, 2020  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Htoi (16) lives with his grandmother, mother, sister, and brother in a town in Kachin State, Burma. He and his siblings are students while his grandmother is retired. His mother has a small stall in front of the house, where she sells snacks and other items such as traditional medicine. They also raise pigs and chickens […]

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.

Ah Dee Son (Thalassemia)
June 6, 2016  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Ah Dee Son, is a shy little 5 year old boy who has been treated for Thalassemia in MTC (Mae Tao Clinic). His illness has been disruptive to his family’s life with his family having to move from Hpa- an to Myawaddy to be closer to the hospital due to travel expenses incurred. The medical […]

Htoi Aung (Cardiac Disease)
June 5, 2015  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Htoi Aung is a 9 year old boy who came to BCMF in January 2013 after being diagnosed with severe cardiac disease. Growing up in Kachin State, Burma, Htoi Aung was surrounded by violent conflict and his family was forced to relocate numerous times for safety. Htoi Aung’s condition caused him to experience extreme fevers […]

Krishna (Cardiac)
December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

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 Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army. Fighting between the two armed groups […]

Ka Nyaw (Hydrocephalus)
December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

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 […]

New Video: “Nyein Shin Shin”
September 19, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

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 […]