Posts Tagged ‘BAMF’

Zin Mar (Deformity)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BAMF Current patients  •  Tags:
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 fever and the seizure. However, one month after the visit to the clinic she had an abscess on her upper left thigh where the doctor gave the injection. The abscess grew to the si... Read more ►

Kyaw Myo (Cardiac)

December 18, 2013  •  Posted in BAMF Success stories  •  Tags:
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 very sick and started experiencing severe fatigue and shortness of breath. His parents took him to Mandalay hospital where he was diagnosed with cardiac disease and told that he needed to have sur... Read more ►

Aung (acid burn)

May 7, 2013  •  Posted in BAMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Aung is a 34 year-old man who suffered severe burns all over his body during an acid attack. He received treatment in Burma immediately after the attack, but when he could no longer afford treatment, he came to the Mae Tao Clinic in Thailand. Aung only attended school through the third grade and currently earns about 10,000 kyat (US$10) per month working as a security guard at the market at night and 2, 000 kyat loading and unloading trucks during the day. His wife stays at... Read more ►

Ruby (cancer)

December 3, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Ruby has been on the Burma Adult Medical Fund program since 2005. He has been undergoing treatment for cancer and has responded well to the treatment. He needs to return to Chiang Mai once a year for a check-up. As a result of his treatment under Burma Adult Medical Fund (BAMF), Ruby has been able to continue his work as an educator. When he first came onto the program, he was a teacher. Now he is working as the headmaster of a school that caters for refugees. Please have a r... Read more ►

Pi (heart disease)

September 13, 2011  •  Posted in BAMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Pi has always been different from other children… Pi is eighteen years old and lives with her family in a small village in eastern Burma. Her mother says that she noticed Pi’s condition when she was just three years old. Pi was weak and very different from other children because she was frail and often sick. She was not a happy child and she always looked tired. Pi was not able to play much at all. When she was ten years old, her mother took her to a clinic near their... Read more ►

Ma Ni Mar (rheumatic heart disease)

August 23, 2011  •  Posted in BAMF Current patients  •  Tags:
  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 October 2010 she was informed that she had cardiac disease that requires corrective surgery (rheumatic heart disease).   Ma Ni Mar... Read more ►

Thin Thin (severe burns)

August 22, 2011  •  Posted in BAMF Current patients  •  Tags:
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 an oil lantern. Upon lighting the oil lantern for the evening, a fire ensued. Unfortunately, Thin Thin found herself in the direct line of the fire. She turned her back to run but was e... Read more ►

U Myink (eye growth)

July 15, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
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 on a daily basis in Mae Sot earning 60-80 baht per day. However availability of work is not consistent and he’s only usually able to find work for about 15 days in a month. Since July 200... Read more ►

Naw Ku (breast mass)

July 15, 2011  •  Posted in BWMF Current patients  •  Tags:
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 English at a private primary school in Rangoon. She has been in that job since 2002. She noticed a small lump in both of her breasts about six years ago. She couldn’t see them but could feel them. ... Read more ►

Win Ko (tractor accident)

July 14, 2011  •  Posted in BAMF Current patients  •  Tags:
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 older brother never went to school but studied at a monastery. His younger brother attends school and is in fourth standard. Two years ago (in 2009), Win Ko was riding on a tractor with... Read more ►