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U Myink (eye growth)
July 15, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Born in 1952, U Myink has seen his country change a great deal over the years. Currently he lives in Mae Sot (Thai side of the Thai-Burma border) and is the father to six children with the youngest being 10 and the eldest being 30. U Myink is a ‘daily worker – he finds work […]

Naw Ku (breast mass)
July 15, 2011 Posted in BWMF Current patients

Naw Ku is 36 years old and has come to the Thai-Burma border to seek treatment for a large lump growing in her right breast. It started off small but is now very big and causing her a great deal of discomfort and concern. Naw Ku teaches maths, science and all the core subjects in […]

Win Ko (tractor accident)
July 14, 2011 Posted in BAMF Current patients

Win Ko is 19 years old. He and his brothers were adopted when they were young as both of their parents passed away from disease. Win Ko attended school to first standard and stopped when he was 12 years old as his adopted family didn’t have the money to continue paying for his education. His […]

Naw Say (mylomeningocele)
June 20, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Naw Say was born at home in her family’s village, in Karen State, Burma. She was born with an abnormal growth (mylomeningocele) on her lower back. The growth was very soft when she was born and it has been getting bigger and harder as she grows. Her mother doesn’t know what caused the growth and […]

Chit (hydrocephalus)
June 14, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Chit was delivered prematurely with a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) at his family’s home. When he was 5 days old, he had jaundice and was not sucking well. His family took him to the hospital in Myawaddy but the hospital had no electricity so they took him to Mae Sot Hospital on the Thai side […]

Wai Yan Kyaw (Thalassaemia)
October 20, 2010 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Wai Yan Kyaw came onto the BCMF program in 2010 after being referred to the program by Dr. Ana from Australia (who was volunteering at the Mae Tao Clinic). He was the first case of Thalassaemia that BCMF had taken on and treated. Wai Yan Kyaw’s journey is inspirational and the positive outcome has paved the […]

Ma Wint (AVM)
October 17, 2010 Posted in BCMF Success stories

Ma Wint War Thaw is 18 years old and comes from Burma. She came to the Mae Tao Clinic in May 2010 with her mother and her father. She has a younger sister, 16 and brother, 14 who are currently attending school in Burma and being looked after by a neighbour. Ma Wint War Thar […]