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Nan Yu (cardiac)
October 29, 2012 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Nan Yu is a twelve-year-old girl with cardiac disease who first came to BCMF in May 2012. When she was nine years old, she contracted Dengue Fever and went to Yangon Hospital for treatment.  While there, doctors also diagnosed Nan Yu with cardiac disease.  She continued to go to Yangon Hospital for follow-up appointments and […]

La (thalassaemia)
June 25, 2012 Posted in BCMF Success stories

La is an 8-year-old boy suffering from a blood condition. Specifically his blood has a low platelet count (he could be suffering from a condition known as thalassaemia). He is currently in Chiang Mai undergoing treatment. He and his father were transferred directly from a small district hospital on the Thai-Burma border to Chiang Mai. […]

Yin Yin (hearing impaired)
March 4, 2012 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Yin Yin is 8 years old and has been hearing impaired from birth – until recently, she’s never been able to hear or speak. She lives with her family on the Thai-side of the Thai-Burma border. Here is her story… Family background: In 1995 Yin Yin’s parents lost their first child to malaria. In 1997 […]

Ruby (cancer)
December 3, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Ruby has been on the Burma Adult Medical Fund program since 2005. He has been undergoing treatment for cancer and has responded well to the treatment. He needs to return to Chiang Mai once a year for a check-up. As a result of his treatment under Burma Adult Medical Fund (BAMF), Ruby has been able […]

Chit Snow (heart disease)
November 14, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Treatment: Chit Snow is a young woman who suffered from rheumatic heart disease. She went to Chiang Mai twice for treatment. The first trip was for investigation and the second was for heart surgery. She received a valve replacement on 25 January 2012 and stayed in the hospital for six days. Everything went well. Before the […]

Than Zin (mass on head)
September 6, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

FAMILY AND MEDICAL BACKGROUND: When Than Zin was born she had a small, fluid-filled sack on the back of her head (meningocele). She was born at a hospital so the doctor told her parents to take her to Rangoon Hospital. Than Zin’s parents were not able to travel to Rangoon because they did not have […]

Shin Aw Ba Tha (cardiac)
September 2, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Shin Aw Ba Tha is a novice monk. He entered a monastery in Burma when he was 12 years old. Soon after, he began coughing up blood and became short of breath. He was diagnosed a serious heart condition and also informed that he had contracted tuberculosis. He was able to receive 6 months of […]

Si Thu (burns)
September 2, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Si Thu is a 14-year-old boy from Mon State, Burma. His extended family have recently bought him across the Thai-Burma border into Thailand for treatment. Si Thu’s parents are farmers; in wet season they grow rice and the rest of the year they grow beans. Most of their rice produce is for the consumption of […]

Khaing (imperforate anus)
July 20, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

KHAING’S MEDICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY: Khaing was born at home in a village in Burma with the help of a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA). On closer inspection, she noticed that Khaing did not have an anus, a condition called imperforate anus. The next day, his family took him to a nearby hospital and he underwent […]