Homeless grandma given new home

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Suang Singhaklangpol was brought to the Banglamung Home for the Elderly, given a medical and mental checkup and offered a room.
Suang Singhaklangpol was brought to the Banglamung Home for the Elderly, given a medical and mental checkup and offered a room.

The director of the Bang­lamung Home for the Elderly helped a disabled and homeless grandmother find a new home.

Paralyzed from the waist down, Suang Singhaklangpol, 78, had been living with her partially disabled nephew at a bus stop on Sukhumvit Soi 99 when news of her situation made Thai press.

On July 5, Surasak Attasara, director of the Pattaya-area nursing home, brought her in for a medical and mental checkup and offered her a room at the facility.

Nephew Sarawuth Maliwan, 33, urged his aunt to accept the offer as social workers would not let him continue to care for her as he had been doing since he was 15. Abandoned by his father at a young age, Sarawuth lost most use of one leg following a car accident and now makes minimum wage working in a factory.

Surasak said the woman will be allowed to remain at the Banglamung home for as long as she wishes, but that she could go live with a cousin if it can be proven she can be taken care of properly.