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January at the B.K. Kee Patient House

This month we made two supply deliveries to the Burma Children Medical Fund's B.K. Kee Patient House with our normal supplies of hygiene items and supplementary snacks. The house also welcomed two new young patients and their mothers. We had an opportunity during one of our visits to bring them teddy bears that had been donated by members and friends of the CMIRC. They came in a hand painted bag created by the other patients and caregivers, as well as a hand drawn/painted greeting card, signed by the artist.

While CMIRC member Nick and volunteer Pink unloaded supplies I had an opportunity to speak with employee Klao and find out what items or projects would benefit the house as we prepare for next year’s Rotary project budget. We had a productive discussion of some needs and wants for the house, and he then shared those with director Kanchana Thornton. Following their discussion, we developed a list of items/repairs that are essential (such as repairing bathroom doors) as well as things that would enhance and provide educational opportunities for the patients and caregivers such as a third sewing machine, large whiteboard, and a projector for displaying PowerPoint presentations.

Sewing projects continue and I had the opportunity to snap a few photos of one of the latest samples of beautiful work.

Nursing student Intern David has completed his volunteer hours and Intern Diana will soon be resuming her time at the house. At this time we are still making supply deliveries every other week, but are unable to stay to socialize with the patients and caregivers due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Hours - CMIRC members - 8; Volunteer - 4


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