You know, I’ve been battling this chronic right shoulder issue for months now and it keeps me from playing golf and pickle ball. Painting can only be done in small sessions. Even bike riding sucks if you hit a bump and you’re not prepared. It sends a little pain throughout your entir…
Thikhamporn Mendoza, 17, from Laplae Sriwittaya School in Uttaradit’s Laplae district spends her free time helping her family to earn extra income to cover her father’s medical expenses related to his oral cancer.
Despite the disability that makes her unable to walk or write with her hand, Thikhamporn is mobile in her wheelchair and uses her right foot to write. She can write beautifully in both Thai and English, her teachers said, leading her to be selected to represent the school at a recent Thai writing and calligraphy contest.
She is also good at painting with her works also receiving awards, while she receives a GPA of 3.0 or greater every semester, teachers said.
Thikhamporn said she was lucky to have a caring and loving family so that she did no feel discouraged or inferior due to her disability, while her school also was supportive and did not view her physical challenge as a problem.When she has free time, she copies student assignments into report books for payment and sells keychains she makes at the market with her mother and on her online page “Meso Kores Dir” to earn extra income for her father’s medical bills and to save for her education.