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Save Wacharapon and help bury 2 of his family.

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Udon Thani



64,500 THB / 64,500 THB

Raised by 62 persons in 11 days

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Created on June 23 2017



The Story
13 weeks ago

My name is Liam Dale, Ex-BBC presenter now living in Udon Thani Thailand for 5 years.

I'm raising 60000 baht ($1,800 inc fees) to help cover the hospital bills for Wacharapon Naononthong, the kid who got hit by a car on 21/6 leaving his aunt and cousin for dead.

Many stories here are tragic but this one more than many.
Aunt, son, cousin school run home. Hit by a speeding Drunk Australian driver - FLEEING THE SCENE of a previous encounter with Thai police in pursuit.
Wacharapon is the sole survivor. 

It is more sad. His uncle works as a security guard 100 meters from where the accident happened. He heard BANG and rushed from work to help. Only to SEE HIS FAMILY BROKEN all over the road.

Can you imagine how that feels? 

He earns about $15 a day - 450 Thai baht. Long hours. Not much money.

Let us PLEASE see if we can find contributions to help with temple costs for two family members and cover some of the hospital bills together. 

weeboon is an extraordinary new site in Thailand - doing a magnificent job of raising public awareness to good causes. I wish them every luck in the future for a job done well.

If you can't help, please at least share. Thank you.

More information
About me : http://liamdale.net/
Full story : https://www.udonchinwag.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=53




Update from July 13 2017
10 weeks ago



ขอบคุณทุกท่านที่มาช่วยน้องคนนี้นะครับ ขอบคุญจากใจ

On the behalf of the family, thanks to everybody who contributed to this campaign which has shown how communities can rely on each other in such moments.




Update from July 05 2017
11 weeks ago



5/7. To test his head I asked him to add password for wifi in my phone. THIS is the EXCELLENT result. This campaign has reached 64,500 and we will CLOSE IT TODAY so we can get cash to him QUICKLY. weeboon pays direct into Wach bank account. It will be about 58,000 baht I think after fees.

If you see this campaign and want to donate towards the 2nd stage payment please visit

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/liamdalewacharandonations

and thanks to all. BIG CLAP HANDS to weeboon.com




Update from July 05 2017
11 weeks ago



Wach is HOME! It has been a roller coaster campaign because of the difficulty of getting accurate information from the word go into English Language. His other eye is now opening.. he can drink a little milk. That is it. He has a sofa and can see/hear the TV. Fresh air and air con when needed. The house is a peaceful place - clean and tidy. Healthier I think than a general ward in the hospital.

For full update please visit https://udonchinwag.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=53&p=98#p98

We are merely waiting for bank details for Wach - at which point we will close this weeboon donation and funds will be transferred.

Weeboon has proved to be an excellent platform for this campaign. Out performing the long established Just giving - which has been in play for about 16 years. weeboon.com for me has established its place as the NUMBER ONE CROWD FUNDING PLATFORM for Thailand. I understand they will in due course produce a picture cheque and I hope we can use that to promote their contribution AND show the Thai Community that we can live in peace together and truly take care when a tragedy occurs.

I am sorry Thailand for what happened. I hope you understand what we have tried to do.

Money doesn't heal the crime -

but shows we care - please give it time.

ฉันขอโทษประเทศไทยสำหรับสิ่งที่เกิดขึ้น ฉันหวังว่าคุณจะเข้าใจในสิ่งที่เราพยายามทำ เงินไม่สามารถเยียวยาอาชญากรรมได้ แต่แสดงให้เห็นว่าเราใส่ใจ - แค่ให้เวลา




Update from July 04 2017
11 weeks ago

4/7/17. It's Happy Independence Day for USA! And WE HAVE HIT the 55k needed to cut a payment of 50k to Wach. I hope he can understand this when I see him tomorrow.

MEANWHILE I have raised the target to 75k.. IF we hit THAT.. we will keep going/raise it again.. and there will be ANOTHER drop in Wach's bank book in due course.

weeboon offers great flexibility with its site. I'm very pleased with them. I have a distant dream (getting closer) and just wonder.. if we can get to 100k for the boy. THAT is IMPACT MONEY of a much better nature than the impact he suffered 2 weeks ago.




Update from July 02 2017
12 weeks ago



I went to check the lad yesterday and his bed in ICU was empty. Like a B movie scene I moved in slow mo to find a nurse who knew me and learnt (In Thai) that he had been moved to general surgery and the word PLASTIQUE was clearly mentioned. So bye bye air conditioned ICU with about 15 beds and many staff - down to the hot tub hall with 100 + beds where I found a clearly quiet, distressed and possibly depressed Wach and his Aunt and cousin. The Aunt speaks ENGLISH. A step forward in understanding logistics together.

Wach's face didn't look good so I resisted a close up. He looked at me with his one eye (the other is stitched closed) - He is fed liquid food via IV as his face and mouth DON'T work and there is pipework for his nose. (see the yummy food packet in the picture).

When I asked him to try a thumbs up for a photo as before.. his fingers worked like a dying spiders legs and it took about 8 seconds for the thumb to rise in slow motion.

We are nowhere near the stage of a smile. He will hopefully get there but recovery in order to walk and make his face work again is estimated at about 3 months - before a return to school is possible.




Update from June 27 2017
12 weeks ago



6 days on - location = ICU.PO. (Intensive Care Unit - Post Operative.)

HERE IS OUR BOY! Picture tells more good than words. LONG way to go. I gave him a cuddle from ALL donors at weeboon.com He understood. He can't talk yet.. but he squeezed my hand. I hope I can give him ice cream soon.

HE LIVES!




Update from June 24 2017
13 weeks ago

It is 2am in Udon Thani... and a person donated 500 baht to this little boy. How BIG is that? really ? I want to say THANKYOU from a farang who cares...




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62 Donations
11 weeks ago
500 THB
Anonymous
11 weeks ago
1,000 THB
Julia & Soeren
11 weeks ago
500 THB
Anonymous
11 weeks ago
300 THB
Anonymous
11 weeks ago
200 THB
Ben Short
11 weeks ago
3,000 THB
Gary Pustynskiy
Get well soon Wacharapon
11 weeks ago
1,000 THB
Eloquent Pilgrim
I shared this on my Facebook timeline and my ex-wife Lizzie in London has asked me to donate 1,000 Baht on her behalf and she will transfer the equivalent amount in £ sterling to my UK account …… thanks so much Lizzie, the power of both social media, and generous spirited people
11 weeks ago
1,000 THB
Paul
11 weeks ago
3,000 THB
Anonymous
Keep fight little man. Get well soon.
11 weeks ago
1,000 THB
Arturo Oliveira
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