This month we made visits to the Burma Children Medical Fund B.K. Kee Patient House delivering our normal supplies and some Teddy Bears to newly arrived patients and caregivers. With some new patients and caregivers coming and going, it does feel a bit more normal, which is a nice feeling.
The project to replace three bathroom doors as well as purchasing a new whiteboard is underway.
Some new sewing projects have been enthusiastically completed, using the “Hello Kitty” fabric, making children’s tops and bottoms as well as face masks.
We have been contacted by Interact students at Chiang Mai International School who are anxious to support the patients and caregivers. We have started a dialogue with director Kanchana Thornton about the prospect of the students selling sewn items, artwork and other crafts, all made by the patients and caregivers, on campus and giving all of the proceeds back to the (BCMF) B.K. Kee Patient House.
Intern update: Last month I prematurely reported that Nursing Student Intern David had completed his volunteer hours. At the time of this writing, he has two more weekends to spend up at the Patient House. Nursing Student Intern Diana also continues her volunteer time at the house, providing Literacy and Health education to the patients and caregivers. At this time, we are still making supply drops every other week.
Hours - CMIRC members - 8; Volunteer - 2