Posts Tagged ‘BCMF’

Nan Yu (cardiac)

October 29, 2012  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
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 was given medication to help manage her symptoms, but doctors said that without surgery her health would continue to deteriorate. When her family could... Read more ►

Yan Naing (heart disease)

July 14, 2012  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Yan Naing is 17 years old. Although his parents want nothing more than for all their 5 children to be educated, Yan Naing dropped out of school this year because he could no longer cope with the walk to school. Yan Naing has cardiac disease which causes him severe shortness of breath on exertion. Like his 4 younger siblings, Yan Naing was born in a hospital in the capital of Mon State, Burma. When Yan Naing was 2 months old he experienced acute diarrhoea and his mother took h... Read more ►
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La (thalassaemia)

June 25, 2012  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
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. The hospital contacted BCMF to refer La onto our program to ensure his medical costs were covered. (more…) ... Read more ►

Zai (burns)

June 3, 2012  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Zai is 11-years-old. She stepped into a fire when she was three. Zai lives with her family in Mae Sot on the Thai side of the Thai-Burma border. Her family moved to Thailand seven years ago from Burma to escape hardship and earn more money to support their family. Zai is the third of 8 children, 7 of whom are still living at home. The youngest one is only 4 months old. Her mother stays at home to care for the children while her father works as a day labourer, caring for someo... Read more ►

Yin Yin (hearing impaired)

March 4, 2012  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
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 there was conflict in the area where Yin Yin’s family were living and they were displaced for about three years. They moved from place to place and didn’t have a safe pla... Read more ►

Chit Snow (heart disease)

November 14, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Treatment: Chit Snow is a young woman who suffered from rheumatic heart disease. She went to Chiang Mai twice for treatment. The first trip was for investigation and the second was for heart surgery. She received a valve replacement on 25 January 2012 and stayed in the hospital for six days. Everything went well. Before the surgery, Chit Snow was very tired. She couldn’t do anything and her mother and everyone she knew were certain that she would die. Her family spent ... Read more ►

Chor (Encephalocele)

November 13, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Current patients  •  Tags:
Chor was born with a small mole-sized lump on his face however by the time he reached 9 years of age, this small lump has grown into a large facial deformity. Encephalocele is the most probable diagnosis. This is a congenital defect where the brain membranes protrude through a groove in the skull. Chor’s mother thought that his deformity made him unfit for education but he commenced schooling this year when a local migrant school alerted the family that he was welcome to at... Read more ►

Than Zin (mass on head)

September 6, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Than Zin (Apr 2011)
FAMILY AND MEDICAL BACKGROUND: When Than Zin was born she had a small, fluid-filled sack on the back of her head (meningocele). She was born at a hospital so the doctor told her parents to take her to Rangoon Hospital. Than Zin’s parents were not able to travel to Rangoon because they did not have the money for surgery. Both of her parents work at a rubber plantation and e... Read more ►

Shin Aw Ba Tha (cardiac)

September 2, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Shin Aw Ba Tha is a novice monk. He entered a monastery in Burma when he was 12 years old. Soon after, he began coughing up blood and became short of breath. He was diagnosed a serious heart condition and also informed that he had contracted tuberculosis. He was able to receive 6 months of treatment for the communicable infection in his home district but was informed that the only way to correct his heart condition was to go to a hospital in Rangoon. Shin Aw Ba Tha’s family... Read more ►

Si Thu (burns)

September 2, 2011  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories  •  Tags:
Si Thu is a 14-year-old boy from Mon State, Burma. His extended family have recently bought him across the Thai-Burma border into Thailand for treatment. Si Thu’s parents are farmers; in wet season they grow rice and the rest of the year they grow beans. Most of their rice produce is for the consumption of the family of three as well as their extended family. Si Thu’s mother explains that in the cold season their extended family, all living in the same farm compound, ligh... Read more ►