When Muay Saetang found out she had leprosy, she thought the only way out was through death.
"I wished to die," recalled Muay, speaking of the moment she learned she had leprosy when she was 22 years old. "Life came to a dead end. All I wanted to do was to commit suicide. I thought it was the only way to put an end to this problem."
Her close friends tried to talk her out of her suicidal attempt, telling her that if she died with leprosy, she would be born with the disease again in the next life. Instead, she should live as a way to repent her bad karma.
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