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Meet Tay Tantivirum from Thailand


Last updated 9/2/2018 at 4:21pm

--Photo for The Record by Terrie Schmidt-Crosby.

Tay Tantivirun of Bangkok, Thailand stopped in Odessa on his way by bicycle from Seattle to his alma mater in Ann Arbor, Mich. last Thursday. As he travels, he publicizes a fund-raising effort to provide cleft lip/palate surgeries for those in need in rural Thailand.

Tay Tantivirun stopped in at the office of The Odessa Record last Thursday on his way via bicycle from Seattle to Ann Arbor, Mich., where he recently finished up a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. Tay is a native of Bangkok, Thailand and is 22 years old.

So why is he biking from Seattle to Ann Arbor? Tay had some crucial decisions coming up in his life. He faces a decision on whether to begin working toward his master's degree at the University of Munich in Germany, where he has already been accepted, or to work for a year in the U.S. developing a...

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