Hill Tribe Children: Empowered and Impressive
The Hill Tribe peoples, numbering just over one million
out of Thailand’s population of 62 million (as of 1999), have long been
marginalized, cultivating the opium poppy as the only means of survival in
an alien - and often hostile - environment. Inevitably, the onslaught of
materialism engulfed them with a disastrous outcome for the Hill Tribe
children, presenting an image of impoverishment, drug abuse, and in many
cases, innocent victims of HIV/AIDS.
Thousands participate in
Chiang Mai’s annual Terry Fox Run
Thousands of benevolent athletes participated in this
year’s Chiang Mai version of the annual Terry Fox Run on November 2 at the
700th Anniversary Chiang Mai Sports Complex.
The Terry Fox Run is a marathon inspired by Terry Fox, an
18-year-old Canadian man who was diagnosed with osteoginic sarcoma, or bone
cancer, and had his right leg amputated six inches above the knee.