Burma Children Medical Fund - BAMF Success stories

Aye Po (Goiter)

June 6, 2016  •  Posted in BAMF Success stories
Aye Po is originally from Pantanaw Township, near Yangon, Burma, and now lives in Maesot with her husband and 3 daughters. She came to BCMF when she was 25 years of age complaining of a large mass in her neck. She used to help her husband who works delivering ice.  But she gradually became too sick to help him. Her daughters, aged 4, 6 and 11 does not go to school because of lack of family funds, and Aye Po herself didn’t go to school as her parents died when she was v... Read more ►

July Hnin (Orthopedic)

June 6, 2016  •  Posted in BAMF Success stories
July Hnin, age 20 years, is from Bago Division in Burma. She lives with her parents and two younger brothers. Her parents work as day labourers and earn about 3,000 kyat (3 USD) per day, this is not enough to cover their living expenses and sometimes they have to borrow money from their friend when they have any unexpected costs, at 10% Interest. When July Hnin was 18 years old she had to leave school because her parents could not afford the costs of her education. So, she we... 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 ►

Saw Win Share (Bladder Stones)

June 5, 2015  •  Posted in BAMF Success stories
Saw Win Share is a 44 year old man who came to BAMF in 2013 for surgery to remove bladder stones. Originally from Taungoo Township in the Bago District of Burma, Saw Win Share worked as a day labourer in his home village until 2002, when Burmese army soldiers entered his village and accused him of being a Karen National Union (KNU) soldier. Saw Win Share was detained and beaten so severely that he remained unconscious for two days. When he regained consciousness, he was paral... Read more ►

Aung (Severe injury)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BAMF Success stories
Aung is a 12-year-old boy who suffered severe injuries in a school bus accident near Mae Sot. He lives with his grandmother just outside of Mae Sot and his grandfather works in Bangkok at a restaurant cutting meat and earns about 6,000 Baht ($191.80 USD) a month. His parents are divorced and his father no longer has any contact with the family. His mother and older sister both work in Bangkok at a rug factory. Although his grandfather, mother, and sister all work, his grandp... Read more ►

Kyaw Myo (Cardiac)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BAMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Kyaw Myo is a 27 year-old man who has been suffering from cardiac disease since he was a young boy.  His biological parents died when he was few months old and he was adopted by a couple with two daughters living in Mawlamyine in Mon State, Burma. When he was 12 years old he became very sick and started experiencing severe fatigue and shortness of breath. His parents took him to Mandalay hospital where he was diagnosed with cardiac disease and told that he needed to have sur... Read more ►