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Thai/US teenager: Please help me find my American dad

A Thai/US teenager has appealed to the Paweena Foundation for help in finding his long lost dad, an American citizen.

help-me-find-my-dadParinya Tollet, 18, from Buriram spoke to Paweena Hongsakul yesterday about his difficult life after both his dad and his Thai mum dumped him with his grandmother at age 6 months and left.

Now gran is 84 and sick and Parinya misses his dad. Gran just has her pittance of a national pension and nothing else to make ends meet.

Parinya said that his gran told him his father was called Antonio Tollet.  His parents lived together in Buriram.

After mum gave birth and when Parinya was just six moths old dad fled to America. The couple had argued frequently about the mother’s gambling addiction. Soon after his mum dumped him too and he spent all his life with his grandmother.

He only finished primary school , then turned to boxing competing at temple fairs for 1000 – 2000 baht a fight. He occasionally worked in odd jobs too.

Sanook.com said that Paweena, whose foundation helps the general public in many ways, would contact the US embassy to see if Antonio could be located.

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