All throughout the world, there has been many tragedies that caused numerous lives of people. As these tragedies are unpredictable, no one is truly safe anywhere they go.
One happening that shook the world recently is this incident in Thailand concerning 12 boys and their coach left stuck inside a cave.
TRUE HEROES! Look at the extreme conditions through which rescuers must pass to save the 11 children and their coach. The caves are narrow, dark, murky. No doubt they are heroes of flesh and bone. #thailandrescue #thailand #thailandkids #thailand #rescuethailand #thailandcaverescuemission
Posted by Chandigarh : The City Beautiful on Monday, 9 July 2018
Various international media outlets have made reports regarding this incident and fortunately, all the 12 boys and their coach were saved from the worst thing that could have happened to them.
However, there are certain people who, even without facing the lens of the camera have decided to give their utmost help to the victims of the incident.
Here is a breakdown of these people as posted by Anindya Ghose:
As the person who discovered the cave, he was also the first man who tried to seek help after the incident happened. He was the one who wrote the map for the rescue team and the one who wrote the letter asking for help from the 3 British divers (the world’s best cave divers).
The coach of the boys named Ekapol Chanthawong lost his whole family as a kid. e kept these 12 children alive in a cave by teaching them meditation, giving all his food and most of his water to them for 9 days.
Saman Guran (ex Thai Navy SEAL) gave up his life so that the trapped kids and the coach could have enough supply of oxygen. Officer Saman Gunan lost consciousness on his way out of the Tham Luang cave complex, where he had been delivering air tanks, and died shortly after.
The 2 British men who are leading the rescue operation are John Volanthen and Rick Stanton. They are the first port of call for governments around the world to lead rescue missions & do not seek fame, money or praise.
People are coming from hundreds of kilometers away on bikes or cycles just for cooking and delivering food for the rescue team for free for 2 weeks and counting.
This girl is the owner of a local washing machine store. She and her team of cleaners have been doing free-washing and dry cleaning of the rescue team’s and divers’ clothes everyday.
The farmers who sacrificed their fields so that the water could be pumped out from the caves. They have lost an year’s worth of produce and yet they have absolutely no regrets.
The hundreds of volunteers who have been working non-stop for the past two weeks. They come in all shapes and sizes.
The small business owner of diving gear and oxygen cylinders who gave it all for free to the Thai and international cave divers for the rescue mission. Remember these are not companies or corporations.
Indeed, when people work together, everything is possible. We salute all these heroes who sacrificed their own living,