Where are the Thai rescued boys today? Refresh

The weather was really hot and sunny when the Wild Boars junior football team decided to explore Tham Luang Cave after practice on June 23, 2018. Eventually, as some players, as well as assistant coach Eak, explained in ‘Trap 13: How We Escaped the Thai Cave’, a sudden downpour kept them inside for an hour (for 18 days). Among them were Phonchai “Tee” Khamluang (stateless) and Chanin “Titan” Viboonrungruang – so now, if you want to learn more about their current situation, we’ve got the details for you.

Where is Phonchai “Tee” Khamluang Now?

Although Ti was only 16 years old at the time, he was actually coach Eak’s right-hand man who entered the cave, because he had never been inside before, and he could also look after the team well. So he led the way, excited for them all to finally experience the beauty in the void, so he couldn’t help but feel guilty as they closed themselves in with no way out. Still, she did her best to comfort others as the days passed, explaining in the Netflix documentary, “I had to make sure they were going to survive. I brought them here, so I had to take them out.”

Apart from the trainer, Ti was the glue that kept everyone from falling apart until the rescue team finally showed up – and he was pulled out on the last day of the mission (July 10). It should also be noted that he, along with Eak and two other stateless team members, officially received Thai citizenship in September 2018, opening countless doors for them. Therefore, at the age of 20, he continues to live in Chiang Rai province and is a special athlete; in fact, he is currently part of Chiangrai Lanna Professionalootball Club.

Where is Chanin “Titan” Viboonrungruang Now?

Titan was the youngest at 11 years old, but he was one of the most amazing because of his courage, resilience, will and determination that made him a firecracker. So the whole event definitely affected him in such a way that it only pushed him to be better and better in every sense of the term, while chasing his dreams regardless of the obstacles he faced. That’s why he and Coach Eak were (and still are) very close – they spent much of their time helping him develop his personal and athletic skills, especially since his mother worked long hours.

Like Tee, even Titan was rescued on the last day, and all soon realized the extent of the international effort to bring them back, making him feel a kind of intensifying pressure. He candidly admitted in the documentary that “they can’t do everything we want anymore. We must be good children. We have to learn a lot to prove that they are worth every measure.” The truth is that neither he nor his teammates need to do such a thing, but it has helped Titan focus more on his goals, which is that the 16-year-old Chiang Rai high school student is still determined to make it big as a professional footballer.

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