Armless boy receives bike from Crown Prince

The 11-year old armless student in Phitsanulok province received a special bike from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn today in a ceremony held at his home district of Bang Rakom.

A ceremony to deliver the specially designed bicycle was presided over by the Crown Prince’s representative Air  Marshal Pakdee Saengchuto, and attended by local district officials, students and teachers of the boy’s school.

The bicycle belonged to His Royal Highness Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti but was given to the boy Wanthana Kam-in or Nong Tham after he was seen taking part in the recent “Bike for Mom” cycling event on August 16 in Phitsanulok riding his bike with no arms, but with his chin controlling the bike hands.

The Crown Prince later told authorities to find out the boy, so that a special bike would be given to him

Hailed as a boy with a heart of the national flag’s tri colours and with a strong will, the Crown Prince ordered his court officials to build a special bike for the boy so he can use it with ease and to make his life more comfortable.

Nong Tham is living in Muang district of Phitsanulok and he joined the “Bike for Mom” cycling to honour Her  Majesty the Queen in Phitsanulok.

Nong Tham will also be given artificial hands so that he could help his mother more and also given scholarships to study to the highest level education in the country.

Nong Tham said after he was told of the present from the Crown Prince that he was very happy to receive it and would ride the bicycle to school every day.

He also said he would like to become an artist when he grew up. Now he used his legs to write and draw pictures.