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Shin Aw Ba Tha (cardiac)
September 2, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

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 […]

Si Thu (burns)
September 2, 2011 Posted in BCMF Success stories

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]