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Bed-ridden Chiang Rai father appeals for public help to keep daughter at school
By Ratthawat Laping 
The Nation 
Chiang Rai

 

A bed-ridden father in Chiang Rai on Monday appealed for public help so that his daughter would not have to drop out of school to continue looking after him.

 

Fifty-four-year-old Amae Sae-lee, who is partially paralysed following a stroke, lives with his 11-year-old daughter at their small house in Moo 6 village in Tambon Nong Pakor, which is in Chiang Rai’s Doi Luang district.

 

The Nation visited the father and daughter on Monday morning and found that they are living miserably in a one-room brick-built house, with no windows and a corrugated roof that makes their lives even more difficult as it leaks when it rains.

 

Amae’s daughter, Kesorn Kantib, is in Grade 4 at the local Ban Mai Pattana School.

 

Each morning, before the girl goes to school, she does the chores and prepares food for her father.

 

Kesorn said she had been living just with her father for many years, but when he was left paralysed by a stroke four years ago, it began to cause difficulties for the family as he was the only breadwinner.

 

She said she now had to collect vegetables to cook for her father and was mostly dependent on alms shared by monks from a local temple.

 

Sometimes, kind-hearted people from the same village would share some foods with her and her father, she added.

 

She sometimes also sells vegetables at the local market to earn money for buying food and other necessities for her father, she explained.

 

She likes going to school because she can have a free lunch there, she said.

 

The father said he was sorry he could not take care of his daughter and was not sure how long she could continue going to school in their current circumstances.

 

He has no household registration, so he is not even eligible for a monthly allowance as a disabled person, he added.

 

However, following the plight of the family being shared among Facebook users in Chiang Rai, Captain Wuthichai Phucharoenyot – commander of a Chiang Rai-based Mekong river-patrol unit – sent some of his troops to fix the house and also donated some money to the family.

 

The Facebook share also prompted the school management and people in the neighbourhood to visit the family.

 

Sorayut Ritdee, deputy director of Ban Mai Pattana School, said the school had since coordinated with a former district chief of Doi Luang, who donated a bicycle for Kesorn to ride to and from school.

 

When he was district chief he also gave some eggs to the family each week, but he has since been transferred.

 

Kesorn is a good student as she has achieved a grade point average of 4 for all subjects, Sorayut said, adding that the school would try to look for a scholarship for her.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30344807

 
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Recent stroke survivor myself. I am very lucky to make good progress in rehabilitation of myself. I know what it is like to find yourself paralysed on the left side! At the hospital they showed me what exercises to do, and my GF was in attendance, so you can be sure that I am well admonished to DO IT. 
I wish I understood more, and were in a position to help in these types of cases that we read about here. 
So some sort of assistance is available for disabled people, but only if they have a "house registration". Does anybody understand <deleted> that really is? Can the poor dad get one? 
Come on, somebody Thai or a farang who really knows the ropes. chip in some knowledge here, eh?
I am sure many TV folks would be happy to chip in somehow if we only KNEW how.

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32 minutes ago, Bill Miller said:

Recent stroke survivor myself. I am very lucky to make good progress in rehabilitation of myself. I know what it is like to find yourself paralysed on the left side! At the hospital they showed me what exercises to do, and my GF was in attendance, so you can be sure that I am well admonished to DO IT. 
I wish I understood more, and were in a position to help in these types of cases that we read about here. 
So some sort of assistance is available for disabled people, but only if they have a "house registration". Does anybody understand <deleted> that really is? Can the poor dad get one? 
Come on, somebody Thai or a farang who really knows the ropes. chip in some knowledge here, eh?
I am sure many TV folks would be happy to chip in somehow if we only KNEW how.

Yes BM , it is easy to say ' Why don't you help ? ' If I knew of this dad and daughter in the town where I live , I would help not by donating to a fund but delivering food and pumping the girls tyres up if need be , hand on is best in these situations not smiling to a camera with a Tesco Lotus bag to wave. But that is my view .

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10 hours ago, kevvy said:

My wife and I are going out there next week , I will take pics and lets members know ..

cheers

 

see what you can do please,that would make good reading on a TV CHANNEL.

" FARANGS HELP BED-RIDDEN FATHER KEEP HIS DAUGHTER IN SCHOOL.

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I hope we all can do something , I know we can , , Thanks all

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4 minutes ago, kevvy said:

I hope we all can do something , I know we can , , Thanks all

kevvy please see if your wife can help them sort out a bank account, as myself and i think many others on here would certainly help.

I cannot physically help due to being paraplegic, but will certainly help with a donation, just need someone to help them set it up.

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I was thinking the same thing . God bless you mate

 

 

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