LETTER: A rescue the whole world will remember

What a wonderful outcome for the marvellous volunteers who helped save the boys soccer team from a cave in Thailand. 

In particular, credit goes to those who entered the cave and set up the infrastructure, or who stayed with the young people and the coach, who organised food and medical supplies, who put their lives in jeopardy to bring out young people.

What a wonderful show of the ability of people from different countries and diverse backgrounds to co-operate and ensure that these young people were rescued so successfully. This really makes one realise that there are still people in this world who are true heroes and who will risk their lives for others. Well done to all concerned from whatever country they came.

Good luck to these children and let’s hope they get the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life after being given this second chance at life.

It is great that we value life so highly that so many participated in the rescue of the boys and their coach.

I know there will be many happy parents, rescuers and anyone who had any involvement in this rescue but let us honour and give thanks for the Thai Navy SEAL who lost his life and has left family and friends behind. He entered the cave knowing what the danger was and did it anyway. When we use the word hero loosely, let us remember people such as this man.

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