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Post thumbnail image Aung Myint (Tumor)
December 4, 2013 Posted in BCMF Current patients

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 […]

Post thumbnail image Aye Mya (Hemangioma)
November 15, 2013 Posted in BCMF Current patients

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 […]

Post thumbnail image Mya Sandor (brain tumour)
May 7, 2013 Posted in BCMF Current patients

Mya Sandor was 6 years old and one of seven children when she first arrived at the Mae Tao Clinic. Her brother had carried her to the clinic on his back as she was unable to walk. Initially it was thought that Mya Sandor was suffering from complications due to a bout of cerebral malaria. […]

Post thumbnail image Hser (Facial Mass)
October 29, 2012 Posted in BCMF Current patients

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 […]

Post thumbnail image Yan Naing (heart disease)
July 14, 2012 Posted in BCMF Current patients

Yan Naing is 17 years old. Although his parents want nothing more than for all their 5 children to be educated, Yan Naing dropped out of school this year because he could no longer cope with the walk to school. Yan Naing has cardiac disease which causes him severe shortness of breath on exertion. Like […]

Post thumbnail image Zai (burns)
June 3, 2012 Posted in BCMF Current patients

Zai is 11-years-old. She stepped into a fire when she was three. Zai lives with her family in Mae Sot on the Thai side of the Thai-Burma border. Her family moved to Thailand seven years ago from Burma to escape hardship and earn more money to support their family. Zai is the third of 8 […]

Post thumbnail image Chor (Encephalocele)
November 13, 2011 Posted in BCMF Current patients

Chor was born with a small mole-sized lump on his face however by the time he reached 9 years of age, this small lump has grown into a large facial deformity. Encephalocele is the most probable diagnosis. This is a congenital defect where the brain membranes protrude through a groove in the skull. Chor’s mother […]

Post thumbnail image Win Win (burns)
August 24, 2011 Posted in BCMF Current patients

Win Win is 10-years-old and sustained burns to her neck and upper chest in April 2011. The formation of burn scar tissue is pulling her chin down to her chest causing disfigurement and inability to move her head. Win Win’s family are Hindi and they live in the large city of Moulmein (Mon State) which […]

Post thumbnail image Rapi (heart disease)
August 23, 2011 Posted in BCMF Current patients

Rapi was born in Mae Sot, Thailand (Thai-Burma border). When she was one month old, she had a persistent cough so her parents took her to Mae Sot Hospital for a check-up. They noticed a blue tinge when she had a cold. They were worried because she hadn’t been putting on weight and was very […]