Good News In the Cave Rescue In Thailand

There is a ray of hope and jubilation coming out of MAE SAI, Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped in a cave for more than two weeks.  Just before 8am, our time, there was news that two of the boys have been rescued and are now being checked out at the hospital.  Authorities began the lengthy process of freeing the boys early Sunday in what has become a story that has gripped persons from around the globe for days.

The international teams of divers helping with the rescue effort are from the United States, Australia, China, and Europe.  The drama of the rescue has been watched worldwide as people from around the globe have been hoping for a happy end to this story.  Today, that optimism proved to become more of a reality.  But mental health and medical experts have cautioned for days that even if all of the boys and their coach get out safely, they are likely to battle both mental and physical trauma for months.  The Thai government has said that two divers are being paired with each person along the dangerous path back to the surface. Officials have indicated that conditions are at their best for the rescue effort before heavy rains begin.

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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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