My Dad, Toon Silakit, is in hospital with severe head injuries after a fall at home. He has already undergone surgery to remove blood clots but is paralyzed on the left side. The family do not have money to pay for the medical expenses for the surgery, medication, nursing care, and the ongoing physical therapy that will be necessary in the the coming months.
My Dad was brought up in Isaan, Thailand but moved to Bangkok in his twenties to earn a living for his family. He has been working as a company chauffeur and a taxi driver. My Mom suffers from a severe heart problem and is having difficulty taking care of him. I am a Kindergarten teacher and single mother with 3 children and my salary is only enough to support me and my kids. One of my daughters has learning difficulties but she is trying to help look after her grandfather.