This is Sen. He lives in in a farming community near Khon Kaen, Thailand and he has terminal liver cancer.
Sen has spent his entire life as a rice farmer in northern Thailand. He has worked long days to support his family because rice farming doesn’t pay well. He has always put others first and when his wife’s parents died they took in her 9 year old sister and looked after her as their own despite money being tight. My wife was that 9 year old.
Sen is now a widow, having lost his wife to cancer 3 years ago
Now Sen himself has cancer. He has no medical insurance, he can’t afford it. In Thailand there is no national health service so without insurance you either pay for treatment yourself or you don’t have it. The first thing you have to show when you enter a medical facility is that you can pay. If not you are turned away.
He currently is receiving medication for the cancer and pain killing drugs thanks to family donations. We have given £3000 towards his treatment so far ourselves but do not have unlimited funds. My wife has traveled to Thailand and is nursing him in his own home.
We would like to raise funds to prolong his life and to make his last days as comfortable as possible. His life has been hard but he’s never complained. When he does pass we would also like to ensure he has a funeral worthy of the good he has done in his life.
Donations will ensure he is able to spend his final days in the comfort of a hospital, receiving the best care. He has now stopped eating all foods aside from liquids and its only a matter of time until he must be admitted to hospital.
In the event that funds remain after he has gone, all remaining money will be donated to cancer charities.