Thailand is a popular travel destination that often features golden beaches, swaying palm trees and beautiful scenery. But what many don’t know is that the country also has a wider problem with landmines along its borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar.
Thailand still has an estimated 360 km of landmines and explosive remnants of war in 10 provinces.The authorities are doing their best to clear all the landmines, but it is quite a difficult task as the landmines include villages, agricultural lands and parts of national forests. Unfortunately, many still live there.
People and animals have been seriously injured over the years. One of them is Mosha elephant. When she was seven months old, she had to face an unfortunate fate. She stepped on a Landmine and lost her right front leg. It seemed that the beautiful little elephant’s life was ruined forever and no one thought that she would be able to walk again. Her condition put a lot of stress on her spine as well as her other limbs.
But a doctor named Therdchai Jivacate came to know about Mosha’s terrible tragedy and he sprang into action. He is an orthopedic surgeon who rehabilitates injured elephants.Dr. Jivacate with the help of his team developed the world’s first prosthetic elephant leg which made life easier for Mosha and gave her the ability to walk again. As Mosha grows older, Dr. Jivacate also makes a new prosthetic leg for her. Thanks to the wonderful efforts of Dr. Jivacate and his team, Mosha has regained her life and is finally able to lead a normal life again. Now she is lucky enough to walk again.
Dr. Jivacate is truly a kindhearted man. Watch the video below to learn more about Mosha.
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