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Boyfriend suffered from rare disease causing facial deformation, Thai girlfriend 'regrets not being there when you passed'

Unfortunately, the boyfriend left her in the end...

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A Thai woman's boyfriend was diagnosed with a type of rare eye cancer-like disease, causing his face to be badly deformed. However, his loyal girlfriend did not abandon him for his appearances, but rather stayed with him for three and a half years, a display of love that greatly moved netizens. Pitifully, her boyfriend passed away a few days ago. Unfortunately, she was not by him when he died, to which she posted on social media regretfully, "I didn't even stay with you..."

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This Thai woman, named Atittaya Chumkeaw, shared a photo with her boyfriend on social media sites this February, piquing the interests of quite a lot of netizens, and making this story even more moving. 

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Ms Chumkeaw's boyfriend was only barely 21-years-old when he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma three years ago, but his cancer spread very quickly, causing his eyes to bulge, becoming swollen. His face also puffed up, decreasing vision and hearing abilities. This disease is quite rare, with only 5 people out of a million being infected each year.

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Atittaya was devastated when she learned that her boyfriend had cancer, but she later decided to face it calmly and accompany her boyfriend where-ever the disease takes him. Regrettably, his condition rapidly deteriorated. and he became thinner and thinner each day as cancer took its toll. Atittaya was not at home on that fateful, Wednesday the 29th of August, when she received a message from her boyfriend's family to learn that he had passed away.

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She later posted a message on social media saying, "I am really sorry, I didn't even stay with you..." Then she immediately rushed back to Thailand to send her late boyfriend off on his last journey. Many netizens sympathised with her, comforting her and hoping she will stay strong.