CMIRC members made two visits to the Burma Children Medical Fund's B.K. Kee Patient House early in March before Covid-19 restrictions went into effect later in the month. On March 1, a small group of us visited and enjoyed some arts and crafts painting with the residents. It was also our first opportunity to see the wonderful gardening work that was accomplished by some local volunteers.
On our second outing the following Sunday, we were privileged to have former Project Champion Rtn. Maliwan join us (pictured kneeling, center of photo). We were excited to show her a new activity that volunteer Mwe Kham developed that involves passing a ball while music is playing, selecting a prize and sharing talent. We were also joined by several familiar patients who had stayed recently and were back to resume treatments at local facilities.
The last item to report is that the CMIRC board approved funds from the B.K. Kee Patient House account to help offset costs incurred on a large undertaking by Kanchana Thornton and several volunteers. The project involved traveling to three separate areas -- Khon Kaen, Kalasin and Surin -- to fit and distribute 100 wheelchairs to needy children. Kanchana and a team of ten staff members left on March 14 and completed their extensive project four days later.