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true story from the field

Baer is a 12-year-old girl who lives with her father Bung (1975) and mother Wan (1984) in Mukdahan, in the poor and dry northeast of Thailand. The family has always been poor but managed to get by. Until Baer's brother, who struggled with depression, shot his parents and completely disrupted their lives.

Both parents worked as farmers in the area. They certainly didn't make a lot of money, but the bills could be paid. Their now 18-year-old son struggled with depression and a gaming addiction. He lived a secluded life and one day something snapped in his head. He shot both his parents and seriously injured them. Father lost an arm and mother was struck in a nerve and is now paralyzed from the chest down. As a result, both of them can no longer work and do not receive nearly enough government support to survive. Their son is also not working, because he is now in prison. All parental care falls on 12-year-old Baer.

Quiet, smart girl
Only with the help of Siam-Care can Baer go to school. Unfortunately, her parents can no longer afford this. The family also desperately needs emotional care after this intense event. Baer is a quiet girl who is in the first year of high school. She would like to become a nurse when she grows up.