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The salvation of her daily bread

Former flight attendant Angsumarin Lauruengtana was left heartbroken after leaving her dream career due to health problems - but dough was her unlikely salvation

Former cabin crew Angsumarin Lauruengtana opened her own bread shop last year after suffering from SLE. PHOTO: Thawatchai Kemgumnerd.

The tagline for her bakery reads: All sorrows are less with bread. To some people, it may be just a catchy slogan. To baker Angsumarin Lauruengtana, however, it's a lifeline.

Angsumarin, 35, thought her life was moving along smoothly when it took a sharp, tumultuous turn five years ago.

Newly married, the Thammasat University graduate was enjoying her dream career as a flight attendant when all of a sudden she felt numb on one side of her face.

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