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New Year Update from the B.K. Kee Patient House

This month we made two visits to the Burma Children Medical Fund B. K. Kee Patient House. On January 2nd the patients and caregivers played bingo for prizes. We also brought some jackets for those in need (right), thanks to Rotarian Debra’s generous donation.

Fellow Rotarian Nick, B.K. Kee employee Klao and myself also toured the grounds to come up with a list of possible projects that the student Interact group from Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) could potentially tackle.

On January 16th we had a painting party. The goal is that the remaining Teddy Trekkers from Rotarians Jerry and Maliwan will be making a trip down to Mae Sot at a future date when travel can safely resume, providing some comfort to young patients at Mae Tao Clinic.

So, the patients at the B.K. Kee House transformed plain paper bags into beautiful gift bags for the Teddy Trekkers (left). Thank you Rotarian Nick for such a wonderful idea!!

We are excited about partnering with students from the Chiang Mai International School’s Interact Club. Currently they are busy collecting fabric and used clothing to donate to the house in order to distribute to young people in Mae Sot and Karen State in Burma. Fabric will be transformed into blankets, foot mats, face masks and pillows. Rotarian Nick and I will be collecting their donations on February 5th. In addition, a few of the Interact students will be joining us on our next visit, February 7th and will bring some hygiene supplies that they have collected.

Further plans for how CMIS’s Interact club can assist the house on a continuing basis will be developed at the direction of BCMF Director Kanchana Thornton. Stay tuned for further information on this beneficial partnership.

If anyone has fabric or clothing for young people, please contact Project Champion Bill Pierce. You can call me at 097-931-7149, or email me at Thank you. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated.


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