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Wheelchairs are presented to 100 in Thailand

Wheelchairs have been presented to 100 individuals in three ceremonies conducted by LDS Charities in partnership with Bang Rak Rotary Club of Bangkok.

Receiving the wheelchairs were people who have incurable diseases, crippling birth defects, accidents, polio or are lame or otherwise afflicted.

Krairat Watson, the Rotary Club's wheelchair representative, coordinates with Rotary Clubs throughout Thailand to research and select those to receive wheelchairs as recommended by health administrators.

Fifty wheelchairs were handed over in a ceremony at Songkhla on the Gulf of Thailand on Friday, Jan. 29. Elder Ray Caldwell and Sister Judy Caldwell, senior missionaries and country directors for LDS Charities, attended the ceremony conducted by the Songkhla and Yala Rotary Clubs. Government officials were among those attending.

The second ceremony took place north of Bangkok at a hospital in Ayuttya for handing over 30 wheelchairs on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Ayuttya Lord Mayor Narong Danchai and Ayuttya Provincial Governor Wittaya Phewpong were guest speakers. Several members of the church's local branch attended.

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