Burma Children Medical Fund - BCMF Success stories

Ing Gah Htoo-Cleft Lip

July 2, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Ing Gha Htoo is a 2 year old boy who was born with a cleft lip. In March 2013, BCMF referred him to Suan Dok Hospital in Chiang Mai for corrective surgery. On March 28, 2013, he had an initial consultation with the plastic surgeon and on April 28, 2013, he underwent surgery to correct […]

Phy Wai Yan Soe (Kidney and Bladder Stones)

July 2, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Phyo Wai Yan Soe is a 3 year-old boy suffering from kidney stones and bladder stones. Phyo Wai Yan Soe frequently cries whenever he passes urine as he feels pain and passes blood at the same time. Phyo Wai Yan Soe’s family originally came from Durin Seit village, Tha Tong, Mon State in Burma. His […]

Thi Dar Win – Thalasseima

June 13, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Thi Dar is a 3-year-old girl who was suffering from Thalassemia. Shortly after she was born, Thi Dar developed jaundice and was placed in incubation and given a blood transfusion. Her hospitalization cost the family a total of 100,000 kyat ($116 USD) which her parents had to borrow from relatives.  Thi Dar’s condition improved, but […]

Video: “Naut Naut’s Journey”

June 11, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

BCMF is delighted to share the story of Naut Naut, one of our patients. Naut Naut was born on August 1, 2011 with pneumonia, respiratory failure, and obstructive jaundice due to biliary atresia (liver duct blockage). Unable to care for a sick infant, her parents abandoned her at the hospital and she was referred to […]

Hser (facial mass)

April 17, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

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 labourers. His mother currently does not work as she is busy caring for him and […]

Ei Ei Htoo (clubbed feet)

April 5, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Ei Ei was born in Karen State, Burma. She has congenital disabilities including a small meningocele on her lower back which has caused nerve damage that had resulted in her feet being clubbed. On her right hand, she has two missing finger and one deformed, her thumb and little finger are present. Ei Ei has […]

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 […]

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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 […]