Generous hawker couple donate life savings over USD 46,000 to hospitals to appreciate healthcare workers

Inspired

This pandemic season is making it hard for all of us, especially the frontliners who have to keep working and risking own life just to ensure the safety of other people. 

Realizing this, a generous and kind-hearted elderly couple decided to show their appreciation to the medical workers fighting hard amid the crisis by donating over ฿1,500,000 (more than USD46,000) to hospitals in Chonburi province of Thailand.

The 80-year-old Mrs. Yenjai Wongpaiboonsri, and her 83-year-old husband, Mr. Prachuap Wongpaiboonsri are the owners of a duck noodle stall in Chonburi.

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The hawker couple donated the savings that they earned from their duck noodle stall to a few hospitals in Chonburi province, wishing that it could be some sort of encouragement and help to the frontliners. They donated approximately ฿500,000 (USD 15378.23) to Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital and ฿650,000 (USD19991.70) to Lamchabang Hospital.

The generous elderly couple shared in an interview that both of them are now very old and the time both of them might have to leave this world is just anytime soon. So they wanted to do something good and decided to donate their savings, knowing that these hospitals were in need of COVID-19 testing devices and ventilators.

They decided to put their money into something that can help everyone in this difficult time.

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Mr. Wongpaiboonsri once had a bad fall that broke his legs back then, and all the doctors and nurses took really good care of him and helped the couple with their medical processes and costs. Recalling these times, Mrs. Wongpaiboonsri said that she’s very grateful for the medical workers who had once cared for her husband, and this is exactly the right moment to repay their kindness.

Indeed, this is the best time to lift and help each other. God bless you both!

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