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The Mae Tao Clinic provides free health care for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who cross the border from Burma to Thailand. The Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), founded and directed by Dr. Cynthia Maung (a Noble Peace Prize nominee) provides free health care for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who cross the border from Burma to Thailand. People of all ethnicities and religions are welcome at the Clinic. Its origins go back to the student pro-democracy movement in Burma in 1988 and the brutal repression by the Burmese regime of that movement. The fleeing students who needed medical attention were attended in a small house in Mae Sot. Since 1989 MTC has grown, from that one small house to a large complex of simple buildings that provide a wide variety of health services to different groups of people. Today it serves a target population of approximately 150,000 on the Thai-Burma border.
In my life, I have been blessed by wonderful family, friends and community. Wherever I go, I have always admired when others live and give with their kind and generous presence.
When I learned about and then documented the Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), founded and directed by Dr. Cynthia Maung (a Noble Peace Prize nominee), when working on the documentary Honoring Home with an amazing class of students lead by my inspiring teacher, Chang, this cause touched my heart in a deep way. No matter how harsh the conditions, no matter how much hardship surrounds, the Mae Tao Clinic continues to serve their community with tremendous compassion. The clinic offers a helping hand on the Thai-Burma Border nurturing others with loving care.
This past year has taught me to meditate, grow wiser, and to work diligently to self improve so I can better offer a helping hand to others. In deep appreciation for all those who have helped me grow, I have decided to fundraise for the Mae Tao Clinic for a full year for my birthday. It only feels right that as I grow another year, to ask my fellow community members near & far to offer your kind and generous presence to help support this incredible cause to grow as well.
Much love and gratitude,