Community effort raises funds to help pay for boy’s heart operation

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At a small gathering in the PSC clubhouse PSC President Peter Malhotra, together with Treasurer John Player, joined John O’Keefe in presenting a donation of 150,000 baht to Nittaya Daengchan, the mother of a 16-year-old boy afflicted with a heart valve problem.
At a small gathering in the PSC clubhouse PSC President Peter Malhotra, together with Treasurer John Player, joined John O’Keefe in presenting a donation of 150,000 baht to Nittaya Daengchan, the mother of a 16-year-old boy afflicted with a heart valve problem.

At a small gathering in the PSC clubhouse PSC President Peter Malhotra, together with Treasurer John Player, joined me in presenting a donation of 150,000 baht to Nittaya Daengchan, the mother of a 16-year-old boy afflicted with a heart valve problem. The funds were generously donated by golfers and members of the community.

Nittaya Daengchan (Nit) has been my caddie at Siam Country Club for over 4 years and is very good at her job. Every time I play, she is always pleasant to us and always has a charming Thai smile. This I found to be amazing as she was putting up a very brave front, considering the trauma she was going through regarding her son Narin’s illness.

Narin Jangjit was born with a hole in the heart and has had to visit both Chonburi and Bangkok hospitals consistently during his lifetime. To be able to do this, Nit bought a car on credit to be able to make these journeys which is not easy on a caddie’s income.

Unfortunately, the boy’s father made no effort to support his child which has been left to Nit being the only provider.

The surgeon advised that an operation could be undertaken when he was fully developed and that time is fast approaching. So, at this point in time I decided to try and help her with the costs involved.

With the help of Pattaya Sports Club we set up a fund in Nit’s name so that the whole of the fund raising could be fully transparent.

I then set to work canvassing my friends and colleague’s for donations eventually reaching the total of 150,000 baht which we presented to her on June 27 at the Pattaya Sports Club office.

Nittaya will bring her son to get nursing care at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok. We wish him a speedy recovery.