10-Year-Old Girl Cares for Critically Ill Mother

BURIRAM – Donations have started to trickle into the bank account of a 10-year-old girl after it emerged that she has become the sole caretaker of her mother, who was diagnosed with the final stages of colon cancer.

Nong Plai, 10, has missed over a month of school in order to look after her mother, Somsri Soinak, 41, at a hospital in Buriram. Somsri said the task was left to Nong Plai because her two eldest children left home a long time ago and her 13-year-old son is a novice at a local temple.

Somsri said she fears she will not live much longer and is scared to leave her daughter alone.

“It would be a relief if an official or someone could help Nong Plai so she can get a degree from higher education and look after herself in the future,” Somsri said.

The Friends Warning Association was the first to post Nong Plai's story online. 

Those interested in helping Nong Plai can deposit money in the savings account of her mother, Somsri Soinak. The account number is 330-0-31018-0 at Krung Thai Bank’s Amphur Satuk branch.     

 
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