‘My dream has come true!’ Bride born with a severe bone disability that stunted her growth ties the knot with a man 30 years her senior – after fearing she’d never find love
- Jroonsi Simanta, from Thailand, was born with a severe bone disability
- The 37-year-old cannot walk and feared she would never find love
- She eventually found love with a security guard 30 years her senior
- A beautician swept in to give them the wedding of their dreams
Like all little girls, Jroonsi Simanta always dreamed of a big white wedding.
But for Jroonsi, from Yasothon, north-east Thailand, a severe bone disability from birth meant that her life would instead be one of poverty and deprivation.
Now the 37-year-old, whose disability has stunted her growth and means she cannot walk, has had the wedding of her dreams – with a man nearly 30 years her senior.
Jroonsi said: ‘People looked down on me because I was different and some even said I would only look beautiful when I was in my coffin.’
But the blushing bride, whose nickname ‘Sayphon’ means raindrop, later met and fell in love with a man 30 years her elder, 64-year-old Bancha Sabuntham.
They lived as man and wife, but Bancha’s job as a security guard did not produce enough income to make her wedding dreams a reality.
Then Jroonsi heard of the ‘Salon Angel’ – real name Mr Ritchaveephat – a beautician and make-up artist who, when not catering for wealthy clientele, donates his services to the poorer people on a free of charge basis.
Jroonsi was treated like a princess for the day after meeting the ‘Salon Angel’ – real name Mr Ritchaveephat – a beautician and make-up artist