Birthday: April 19. 2002
Arrival: May 16, 2018
Project: Pattaya Redemptorist Technological College for People with Disabilities
Family History and General Information
Maprang is a 16 years old young lady who comes from Chonburi, the province where our college is located. She lives with her parents; her mother is a company staff while her father runs a grocery shop. Maprang has an older brother. There are four people in the family home.
When Maprang was a year old, she could not walk, so her parents took her to see the doctor. The doctor diagnosed her with Myasthenia Gravis – chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles. Both her legs are very week and unfortunately there is no cure or significant treatment that will help her. Accordingly, she needs her personal care assistant to help her with her daily routine and needs. When Maprang was ten years old, her health got worse and she was additionally diagnosed with scoliosis – the curvature of the spine. Consequently, she developed a hip fracture on her left side, and the doctor said that it was too dangerous to risk undergoing an operation. She now uses an electric wheelchair for attending her classes so she can feel more comfortable and confident.
Maprang’s disability never prevented her from going to school. She was able to finish her Grade 9 from Srisangwan School in Nonthaburi – a school for children with disabilities, which is located quite far from her hometown.
Maprang learnt of our Pattaya Redemptorist Technological College from her former school. She feels very fortunate to have passed the entrance exam on her first attempt. She is currently studying for the Vocational certificate Program in the Business Computer course (CB).
After attending School for a month, Maprang is impressed with the school and how well they care for students with disabilities. All the students help each other and get along well. She receives good advice from the teachers such as don’t go out alone, that it is better to go with a friend. She is experiencing no problems with her studies. She is careful to rest as she now has to get up early to start her classes. Maprang enjoys the variety of food that the school serves.
There are many games in our programme of sports, especially adapted for the disabled in which all students are encouraged to participate. Maprang does not participate in sporting activities but she would like to try one of them in the near future.
Maprang would like to thank the Sponsors for giving this opportunity to disabled students, enabling them to have a chance to study and improve their chance at a better life. She looks forward to being independent and helping her family.