Burma Children Medical Fund - Our Stories

Krishna (Cardiac)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Krishna is a six year old boy that first came to BCMF one year ago after being diagnosed with cardiac disease. His family is ethnically Nepali and live in Kachin State. However, in 2011 fighting broke out in their village between the Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army. Fighting between the two armed groups […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ka Nyaw (Hydrocephalus)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Ka Nyaw is a 1 year-old-baby who came to BCMF suffering from hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition caused by an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull and can lead to convulsions, vision problems and mental disability. If left untreated, hydrocephalus is a fatal condition. Ka Nyaw first showed symptoms of his condition when […]

Ma San (Cervical Polyp)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BWMF Current patients

Ma San is a 47 year-old woman who was referred to BCMF after being diagnosed with a cervical polyp and a fistula. She is living in Ho Fai in the Mae Sot area of Thailand. Her family came here for work 6 months ago and they plan to stay for another three months to save […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dar Win (Prolapsed uterus)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BWMF Current patients

Daw Win is a 51 year-old woman from Nidon village in the Mon state in Burma who came to BCMF because of a prolapsed uterus. She divorced her husband 20 years ago and has one son who is 23 and lives in Bangkok working in a factory. She has lived in her village her entire […]

Kyaw Myo (Cardiac)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BAMF Success stories

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 […]