09 February 2010

Courage to live

Dab (far right) and his colleague perform mime for young patients at Srinagarind Hospital.© UNICEF Thailand/2011/Athit Perawongmetha
Story by Nattha Keenapan

(The story was published in the Bangkok Post on February 8, 2011)

KHON KAEN, Thailand- The hectic scene in Srinagarind Hospital’s ward for children with chronic illnesses stopped briefly as two mime actors arrived for a performance. Many of the young patients in the ward, who suffer from debilitating pain due to various forms of cancer, slowly got off their beds and walked down the hall to secure seats for the performance, which is organized once a week for the children in the ward.