Diagnosed a decade ago, Nongluck Chairuettichai -- who goes by the nickname, Jeab -- had surgery and chemotherapy and watched her body wither to skin and bones. Jeab first picked up a skateboard out of curiosity, after watching her son, Soteera, whirl around the park. She says skating has helped tremendously with her recovery, and she now skates competitively. Although her son worries about her, he knows that she has to live her life. “I skate for my happiness,” Jeab says. "That’s all, and that’s enough.”

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