I still remember when those 12 boys and their coach were caught in that cave in Thailand back in 2018.
I still remember feeling badly for their concerned families. It was astonishing that the boys displayed no fear, considering the danger they were in.
They’ve recently come out with an amazing documentary about their rescue. It had me at the edge of my seat the entire time. It truly is a remarkable story.
Watch the the trailer for The Rescue below:
The cave was their “playground.” A place where they got to explore the earth and all its wonders.
On the day they got stuck in June 2018, they were there to celebrate one of the boy’s birthdays. Unfortunately, a torrential down pour began. Therefore the exit was flooded with water- they couldn’t escape.
For 18 days they were stuck.
Inside of a dark cave.
No adequate food, water, or oxygen.
The Thai Navy Seals assessed the situation and came to the conclusion that they needed to enlist some expert divers for this brave rescue.
“Who were the expert divers,” you may be wondering?
Well. They were just a group of guys from all around the world who cave dove as a hobby. People thought these guys were crazy, to have such an extreme sport to become their passion.
They were teased at school as children.
Mocked for being different, looking different.
They’d found their passion for cave diving as an escape from the pressures of life. As a means to “feel safe,” as one of the cave diving hero’s put it.
As a whole, they were nerds.
Ordinary men, from around the world did an extraordinary act of bravery and generosity for boys they didn’t even know.
They doubted their abilities, they second guessed their instincts, they pushed their faith to the limits.
They risked their lives and their freedom to save strangers.
The song at the end of the documentary is what got my tears overflowing:
“This one’s a challenge you won’t overcome. I know your dreams are bold. Keep going you’ll find that you’re not on your own. So don’t give up and don’t give in. You’ve gotta believe that anything is possible.”
Click HERE to listen to the full song.
The reason why I enjoyed this documentary and this song so much was the simple fact that we all are fighting to overcome challenges. We are all ordinary people. We all have bold dreams. We all doubt our abilities and second guess ourselves.
On this great day of remembrance for Dr. Martin Luthor King Jr. -the one who once had a dream- remember the story of those young boys. Remember the story of those men, hero’s, and rescuers who came from all around the world to help someone in need.
The question that I have for you is, what are you going to do about those dreams that you have been waiting to make a reality?
Will you be your own hero and come to your rescue?
Do you believe anything is possible?
I know I do.