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“When dad asks me if I am tired I just lie and say no” – says exhausted 12 year old caring for paralyzed father

Sanook reported on the story of a 12 year old girl who is forced to rummage in the trash and sell vegetables in the market to scrape money together to care for her paralyzed father.

The story came to light on the Facebook page of Poramet Misonphop, a foundation medic who visited the family and has provided some basic assistance to the father and daughter.

Twelve year old Satang said that her mum and sibling have left them all alone.

“When my dad asks me if I am tired – I just lie and say no” said the preteen whose life is unlike her friends who have many things.

She said that 5 years ago her father – who used to be a construction contractor – fell three floors while at work.

Two or three months after that her mother said she was taking her and her younger sibling away.

“I was seven,” said Satang. “I asked if I could stay with dad – I said who would look after him if I leave too?”

Right now Satang’s life is hard – she manages to get a daily income of 50 to 100 baht selling vegetables in the market and finding items in the trash that might be worth something.

A fund has been set up in the name of her father – Narin Arunwong – at Krung Thai bank account number 217 – 0 – 38423 – 5.

Further information can be gained by calling 080-775-3230.

Sanook

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