In this July 3, 2018, image taken from video provided by the Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page, Thai boy smiles as Thai Navy Seal medic help injured children inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. The Thai soccer teammates stranded more than a week in the partly flooded cave said they were healthy on a video released Wednesday, as heavy rains forecast for later this week could complicate plans to safely extract them. (Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page via AP)

How a 25-year-old ex-monk kept the Thai cave boys alive – and won the hearts of their parents

For many in Thailand the monk-turned-coach is an almost divine force, sent to protect the boys as they go through their ordeal

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In this July 3, 2018, image taken from video provided by the Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page, Thai boy smiles as Thai Navy Seal medic help injured children inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. The Thai soccer teammates stranded more than a week in the partly flooded cave said they were healthy on a video released Wednesday, as heavy rains forecast for later this week could complicate plans to safely extract them. (Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page via AP)
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