Help Sought For Disfigured Child

Mother of 9 year-old boy who suffers from Harleguin-type ichthyosis appeals for help from anyone, strangers or government, saying she cannot afford the cost of medical care for her son.

Ms. Thitima Kothchalee says she has to take her son with her to
work – selling pineapples on the roadside of Lampang-Tark highway – because no one else will take
care of him. The boy, Manas Chokya, has burning pain on hotter days and needs to be wrapped in wet
cloth to relieve the condition, she says.

Ms. Thitima adds that donations trickled in
recently after photos of her son was shared on social network, but she says the money is still not
enough to treat her son.