Disabled beggar finds key(chain) to better life

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Every day Wiwat Waanproh can be seen in his wheelchair selling key chains to earn extra income for his family.
Every day Wiwat Waanproh can be seen in his wheelchair selling key chains to earn extra income for his family.

Every day a disabled man can be seen in his wheelchair selling key chains to earn extra income for his family. Each day the man leaves his house early in the morning to work all around the city until night, inspiring many people to persevere against the difficulties of everyday life.

Wiwat Waanproh, 34, said he was disabled in a bad car accident when he was 23, badly injuring his left leg.

For a long time he lived a hard life. He used to live with his family of five and their mother, but after his siblings had their own families and moved out, he was left behind along with his disabled mother.

He became a beggar, but that lifestyle did not last very long. He didn’t want to live a life without dignity, and so, he decided create keychains. He worked hard to get proper materials to before selling them in local neighborhoods and to tourists.

Soon, he gained a large amount of support, and many times people considered him as an example that life is never over until you give in.

Wiwat said that after earning money from his keychain business, he saved to spend on his family expenses, finding food to feed himself and his disabled mother.

He had experienced kindness from many people who brought food and water for him, but he always saved it to eat with his mother.

The story of his life is continuing, but with the support of people and their kindness, he now has more motivation to live a life without having to turn back to begging.