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Post thumbnail image Zin Mar (Deformity)
December 18, 2013 Posted in BAMF Current patients

Zin Mar suffers from a deformity on her left leg. She was born in Kya-inn-Seikgyi Township in the Karen State of Burma. When she was 6 months old, she had a very high fever followed by violent seizures. She was taken to the village clinic and the doctor injected her with medication, which subdued the […]

Post thumbnail image U Aung (Kidney Stones)
December 18, 2013 Posted in BAMF Current patients

U Aung is a fifty-year-old man who came to BAMF suffering from kidney stones. He and his wife live in Win Kha Na village in Karen State, Burma. They earn their living as farmers, planting and harvesting rubber trees and have 5 children, 4 of which still live at home and help on the family’s […]

Post thumbnail image Paw (Cardiac)
December 18, 2013 Posted in BAMF Current patients

Paw is a 20 year-old single mother who came to BCMF suffering from a cardiac condition. Currently, she lives with her two year-old daughter and her parents in Noh Poe, a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border in the Tak Province of Thailand. She is originally from the Kawkariek Township of Burma, however 12 years […]

Post thumbnail image Nan Aye (Thyroid dysfunction)
November 11, 2013 Posted in BAMF Current patients

Nan Aye is a 28 year-old woman that came to BCMF with a large goiter resulting from thyroid dysfunction. She lives in Nyi Naung Village in Karen State, Burma. Her family is originally from Mon State, however when she was a child a typhoon flooded her family’s land and they were forced to relocate to […]

Post thumbnail image Aung (acid burn)
May 7, 2013 Posted in BAMF Current patients

Aung is a 34 year-old man who suffered severe burns all over his body during an acid attack. He received treatment in Burma immediately after the attack, but when he could no longer afford treatment, he came to the Mae Tao Clinic in Thailand. Aung only attended school through the third grade and currently earns about 10,000 […]

Post thumbnail image Pi (heart disease)
September 13, 2011 Posted in BAMF Current patients

Pi has always been different from other children… Pi is eighteen years old and lives with her family in a small village in eastern Burma. Her mother says that she noticed Pi’s condition when she was just three years old. Pi was weak and very different from other children because she was frail and often […]

Post thumbnail image Ma Ni Mar (rheumatic heart disease)
August 23, 2011 Posted in BAMF Current patients

Ma Ni Mar is 41 years old but has felt tired and has experienced difficulty breathing since her first pregnancy 18 years ago. She never sought a diagnosis for her condition until her symptoms exacerbated 10 months ago (late 2010). She was now having severe difficulty breathing, chest pain, palpitations and was coughing persistently. In […]

Post thumbnail image Thin Thin (severe burns)
August 22, 2011 Posted in BAMF Current patients

Thin Thin is 18 years old. She sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns to 42 percent of her body on Sunday 29 May 2011 around 7pm. It was a tragic accident that took place on the property where she lives with her family. Thin Thin’s younger sister had unintentionally spilt fuel on the ground near […]

Post thumbnail image Win Ko (tractor accident)
July 14, 2011 Posted in BAMF Current patients

Win Ko is 19 years old. He and his brothers were adopted when they were young as both of their parents passed away from disease. Win Ko attended school to first standard and stopped when he was 12 years old as his adopted family didn’t have the money to continue paying for his education. His […]