Category: Myanmar

A New Smile AND A New Name – Sagaing, Myanmar
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A New Smile AND A New Name – Sagaing, Myanmar

Yesterday was the last cleft palate day, and today is the last cleft lip day for our team. This has been an amazing experience. The Burmese people are the nicest people you’ll ever meet. AfS does outstanding work, our team has become close friends, and seeing the impact on kids’ lives has been overwhelming at...

A New Smile for Phone Myat Zaw – Sagaing, Myanmar
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A New Smile for Phone Myat Zaw – Sagaing, Myanmar

Phone Myat Zaw, a seven month old boy, lives in Mandalay and traveled to Sagaing, Myanmar to be screened at the AfS Opening Clinic on Monday the 18th of March. During Opening Clinic, Dan, the record keeper, with the help of a translator, gathered and recorded personal and medical information from his parents. Shelly, the...

Thank You Myanmar Kindness Organization – Sagaing, Myanmar
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Thank You Myanmar Kindness Organization – Sagaing, Myanmar

Myanmar Kindness Organization arranged the journeys for two six-year-old boys to come to Sagaing to repair their cleft palates. The families each live in remote villages in Myanmar and would not have known about cleft medical missions or how to be considered for corrective surgery if not for MKO. Additionally, they would not have been...

AwYa Tha’s Special Family – Sagaing, Myanmar
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AwYa Tha’s Special Family – Sagaing, Myanmar

Our team fell in love with seven-year-old AwYa Tha and his fascinating family. Tha AwYa was the first surgical patient in our mission. Prior to his scheduled surgery whenever we saw Tha in the ward, his dad was playing with him or holding him. While talking to the parents, with the help of translators, we...

Myitkyina, Myanmar – Another Day, Another Smile
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Myitkyina, Myanmar – Another Day, Another Smile

After 5 full days of surgery the team took a well deserved day off and headed north. The area we visited included exploring the confluence, where the N’mai and Mali rivers meet to form the Irrawaddy. We also visited the Maina Camp for internally displaced people outside of Myitkyina. Marla, founder of Myanmar Kindness Group...

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