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A Thai woman’s fight for her young foreign husband’s survival as cancer strikes

TNews published a long story of courage and hope as they praised a young Thai/Farang couple who still hold out hope for the future despite the ravages of cancer. They called the story that begins in Bangkok and continues in America as a true life drama with more twists than a Thai soap. They also praised the Thai woman for standing by her man despite terrible circumstances. A wedding picture identified her as Suphansa and her husband as a US national called Benjamin. He was a primary school teacher in Bangkok before the couple’s problems started. They met in 2007 but some time after Benjamin developed a lump on his testicles. It was deemed to be benign and he was given a year of drug treatment. The lump went down but after treatment was stopped it returned bigger than before. Surgery was recommended but one day before the day of the surgery he was rushed to hospital with stomach pains. The doctors didn’t know that Benjamin could understand Thai. When he emerged from a treatment room he knew what was wrong. He was in a terminal cancer stage and 75% of his liver was affected. The hospital he was being treated at feared litigation if they treated a foreigner and following surgery on the testicles he went to Chula Hospital that is government run. A friend who was a nurse managed to get him moved up the waiting list and he was seen for ten minutes by a leading cancer specialist. Chemotherapy followed and the side affects were dreadful but still the young couple did not give up hope. Donations came in from the children and parents at Benjamin’s school. Good news came when the tumour went down and only 25% was left – the Thai doctors said that this... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, A Thai woman’s fight for her young foreign husband’s survival as cancer strikes, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you A Thai woman’s fight for her young foreign husband’s survival as cancer strikes

 

 

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Published By: Samui Times - Thursday, 8 March, 2018

 

 

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