63-year-old Cancer Survivor Skates her Way Through Recovery

This 63-year-old cancer survivor has revealed that the longboard has helped her through her recovery from breast cancer.…
63-year-old cancer survivor

This 63-year-old cancer survivor has revealed that the longboard has helped her through her recovery from breast cancer. Nongluck Chairuettichai is the oldest member in the longboard national team in Thailand.  She was diagnosed with cancer a decade ago and had gone through surgery and chemotherapy which subjected her body withering to bones and skin.

She revealed that skating every day has helped her feel better and healthier. According to the 63-year-old cancer survivor, taking up the longboard has helped her recover tremendously. She is also called Jeab, a nickname. Jeab’s curiosity for skating grew after watching her son take up the longboard around the park.

She’s always been the adventurous type, so I was not surprised at all that she wanted to longboard.

Jeab’s son

Jeab maintains good balance while skating and this has really helped her confidence. She revealed that she is addicted to sporting activities dominated by teenage boys. Before Jeab knew what was happening, she had started participating in tournaments within months.

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The mother of two qualified for the national longboard team in Thailand and she is the oldest member ever in the squad.

She is an inspiration to a lot of people, especially girls. Now you can see more girls, from youth to adults, have started to be involved in board sports.

team director Apichat Rutnin

Jeab checks around for new skate spots every day, she skates around Bangkok, a traffic-clogged area with restricted terrain for such kind of sport. To show how passionate she is, she has a tattoo on her forearm that translates as “Longboard lover.”

At first, Jeab was discouraged by other skateboarders to stop pursuing the sport but she kept on doing what she was passionate about. Later on, she won the acceptance of her colleague.

I’m worried about her because she’s old, but being too worried until she cannot do anything is not a good way to care for someone. She has to live her life.

Jeab’s son

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