Best friend 'prays for miracle every day'
She has been so worried for her best friend that 16-year-old Kotchamon Techathanakitlert said she has been unable to focus on her exams.
For more than two weeks, fellow Thai student Aroonrak Jattanathammajit has been lying in KK Children's and Women's Hospital and Kotchamon frets about her every day.
"I pray for a miracle every day," said Kotchamon, who also attends San Yu Adventist School.
The best friends, who were roommates for a year at the Balestier Students' Hostel, would do everything together.
Kotchamon said Aroonrak had been excited to attend the community outreach activities in school where they were supposed to interact and perform for the elderly folk.
The morning of Sept 18, Kotchamon had left the hostel shortly after her friend and was shocked to find Aroonrak's belongings strewn across the road.
By that time, her friend was already on the way to the hospital.
"Every day, I think about her and pray for a miracle that she would get well," said Kotchamon.
"Whenever I see her things in the hostel room, I miss her badly.
"Although she hasn't opened her eyes, I still talk to her when I visit her in hospital because I know she can hear me. Sometimes, her eyes move and her fingers twitch, as if she's responding."
Students and staff of San Yu, where Aroonrak is known as a bright and diligent pupil, as well as members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which runs the school, have been visiting her regularly and offering her parents suppor.
Dr Shee Soon Chiew, the school's principal, said: "Aroonrak's a good student who was very involved in activities.
"Since the accident, we've been working together with many parties - the police, the hospital, the Thai Embassy and the church - to see how we can support the family."
Whenever I see her things in the hostel room, I miss her badly.
- Kotchamon Techathanakitlert, Aroonrak Jattanathammajit's best friend