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Phuket father and son set off on a special journey for a special King

Nattha Thepbamrung

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A local disabled person is heading north to Bangkok to attend King Bhumibhol’s Cremation – by road in his wheelchair.

The representative of Phuket disabled people is 49 year old Sompong Juiplub and his 15 year old ‘abled’ son, Thanawut Juiplub, who will be assisting during the journey. The pair are scheduled to leave from Phuket on route to Bangkok today (October 6). They estimate their traveling time will be about 20 days.

The two say they want to show respect and gratitude to Thailand’s past King through this long and arduous journey.

The Department of Social Development and Welfare (DSDW) Phuket Office is coordinating with the other offices along the way to help accommodate the father and his son along the way.

We wish them both well and will be following their journey.

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