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Wheelchair-bound man goes on second adventure to raise funds


Unfazed by his disability, 57-year-old Satit Chantarangsi has taken on the challenge of making his way from Sukhothai to Songkhla province on his wheelchair to raise funds for medical equipment for Songkhla Hospital.

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Satit started his journey on Saturday (June 18), and his itinerary has him heading south from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok and then onwards to Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, and Nakhon Si Thammarat, before arriving in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district. 
He believes it will take him almost two months to complete the journey. 
This is the second time that Satit has gone on a long adventure to help hospitals. Last year, he travelled from Chiang Mai to Songkhla to raise funds for three hospitals. 
Satit said he will travel 20 to 30 kilometres a day and will make overnight stops. 
He said he has already collected a great deal of donations, as people have been kind enough to hand him cash. 
Donations can also be made via his Krungthai savings account number 989-8-49173-6.

Published : July 22, 2020

By : THE NATION