Tod gets an internship and continues to inspire others


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Images adapted from: Chatree Konwatcharathada

Just a little over a month ago, we covered the story of Chatree “Tod” Konwatcharathada, an aspiring mechanic with only half a body. At that time, he had been looking for an internship, with tonnes of netizens coming together to help the boy find a job. 

Good news! Tod has since secured an internship as a mechanic at Toyota in Chiang Mai. 


Promises to do his best at his new job



Tod at his new workplace
Image credit: Chatree Konwatcharathada

Not surrendering to his “fate” as someone who is disabled, Tod, who has a birth defect condition known as Phocomelia (under-development or absence of bones), aims to do the best he can with his life. 

This week, he posted a heart-warming update on his Facebook page sharing that he had already started an internship programme.

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Translation: I believe that every hardship will be gone one day. I will do my best for as long as I’m still breathing. Thank you everyone for your encouragement. Today, I started my new job. 

He ended his post with an inspirational message for others, saying “Behind every difficulty, there’s always success”.


Netizens share support and give him encouragement


It was only last month that netizens were inspired by his job-hunting endeavour. Fellow Facebook users and followers have come together to share their well wishes and feel proud of Tod for working hard to achieve his dreams.

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Translation: Try to learn and gain as much knowledge as you can. I believe you can do it, hang in there! 

Others have thanked Toyota for giving Tod the opportunity to work. 

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Translation: I’d like to say thanks to his manager and  Toyota Thailand for offering an opportunity to this boy.

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Translation: Thank you very much Tod, you’ve inspired me and my friends a lot. P.S. Thank you Toyota for the opportunity given to him.


Our goals are never too out of reach


Aspiring Mechanic Scores Internship
Tod and his new colleagues!
Image credit: Chatree Konwatcharathada

Tod is someone who has inspired us ever since we learned of his story. Despite his struggles, he’s still trying to achieve his life goals. We can all learn from him to never give up.

All the best Tod!


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