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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eh Ka Lu (hypospadias)
August 23, 2011 Posted in BCMF Current patients

Eh Ka Lu was born at the Mae Tao Clinic in October 2010. His mother didn’t realize that Eh Ka Lu had a medical problem until she took him home. She noticed that he had an abscess near his testes and that his urine seemed to be coming out from everywhere. Eh Ka Lu’s mother […]

Saw Pwel (burns)
August 23, 2011 Posted in BCMF Current patients

In April 2011, four year old Saw Pwel sustained serious burns when he accidently knocked a pot of rice cooking on a stove. The boiling fluid poured onto his buttocks, perineum and down his legs. Three months after the accident the scarring is a combination of skin contractures and seeping open wounds. The little boy […]

Tha Gan (burns)
August 22, 2011 Posted in BCMF Current patients

Tha Gan is six years old and is from Karen State, Burma. When Tha Gan was 3 years old she tripped into a large fry pan of boiling curry that was being cooked over embers at ground height. She sustained third degree burns to her chin, neck, upper chest, down both arms and on her […]

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 […]

Zin Ko (leukaemia)
August 16, 2011 Posted in BCMF Current patients

Zin Ko  was referred to the BCMF program in February 2011. He arrived at the Mae Tao Clinic in a severe condition and, once on the BCMF program, was transferred to Chiang Mai by ambulance. He has been undergoing chemotherapy and is responding well to his treatment. Zin Ko is 6 years old and lives […]

Khaing (imperforate anus)
July 20, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

KHAING’S MEDICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY: Khaing was born at home in a village in Burma with the help of a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA). On closer inspection, she noticed that Khaing did not have an anus, a condition called imperforate anus. The next day, his family took him to a nearby hospital and he underwent […]