Monlit Sitphodaeng, former trainer at Fairtex, prepared for his drive upcountry to a Northerneastern (an area commonly referred to as “Isaan”) province called Chaiyaphum. Usually an active and funny person, he drove in solemn silence. The ride from Bangkok to Chaiyaphum was long, taking at least 5-7 hours, and this was his second time going there within a month. Last time, he went to visit his friend and former student who was in the hospital, sick with cancer. “When he sees me again, his former teacher, he will become strong again,” Monlit said hopefully. Unfortunately, cancer does not care if you or your loved ones wish for you to become better.