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The BCMF B.K. Kee Patient House in September

We visited the Burma Children Medical Fund's B. K. Kee Patient House every Sunday in September to socialize with the young patients in Chiang Mai for medical treatment from Burma, the border area and the border camps. We have a regular group of Gordana, who will be back in November, Bill Pierce who will be back in October, Raphael and myself.

We welcome the chance to include other members of CMIRC, especially since Gordana and Bill (at right) are gone for a few weeks. We try to have about four people go each week. If we have many patients, we can have more visitors, but we know week by week. CMIRC members have first choice to go, but it's possible for others to come as well. You may email for any questions or suggestions. All members of CMIRC have already signed the Child Protection Policy. Visitors are required to sign the same document.

We visit the house most Sundays, usually meeting at pump Shell on Huay Kaew Road at 10:30 a.m. We usually stay at the house until 12:30 or a bit later. Check the CMIRC Calendar to be sure. Sometimes the time may vary, even the day.

As of 22 September there were twelve patients at the house, two adults and ten young people, seven of them have heart problems. Two have cancer and one boy has swelling on his brain. They are all wonderful, warm people and it’s good to spend time with them. Sometimes activities are structured and sometimes not, depending on the patients. Puzzles and games are very popular. We are planning projects that will involve both Rotaract and Interact students in the future.

Here are patients with their new Trekker Teddies, made by ladies in Australia.


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