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Elderly woman seeks help for cancer-stricken husband

Feb 19. 2018
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By The Nation

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A 72-year-old woman in Songkhla has begged for help for her 75-year-old husband who has been bedridden for years because of cancer.

The couple live alone in a rented old house in Moo 4 village in Tambon Bordaeng in Sathingphra disstrict.

Yuean Chukaew said she and her husband Prasert Chukaew have been surviving on elderly people’s and disabled allowances of just over Bt2,000 a month, but they have to pay Bt2,000 in rent, leaving just a few hundred baht to buy food.

Yuean said she had to travel to pick up medicine from the tambon hospital for her husband, and had to take care of all his needs as he could not move since he developed cancer about four years ago.

She said had lost all her strength and could no longer collect vegetables for sale to supplement their income.

She is asking for adult diapers or other aid to make her ailing husband more comfortable. Yuean said her two daughters left home years ago.

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