In an all too heartbreaking tale, the celebrated curator of ไมกี้จอมป่วน (aka Mikey Troublemaker), Non, shared the painful loss of his son, Mon, in a distressing drowning incident that occurred during a school camp. In this tragic happenstance, a bright future was extinguished prematurely, leading a bereaved father to leverage his online presence, pleading for the cessation of potentially perilous water activities in school settings.
Mon was a cherished child, nurtured with love and care by his parents, who met an untimely end during what should have been a fun and enriching experience. Bereaved beyond comprehension, his father used his popular platform to seek justice and shifts in the system that allow such dreadful events to take place.
In his moving post, he openly expressed his shattering heartbreak, envisioning other parents facing the same anguish, and urging them to join his cause. Mon was a diligent scholar, boasting a perfect 4.00 GPA and consistently making his parents proud. He was on track to begin his university journey next year, but his promising future was abruptly cut short due to what his father perceives as negligence on the part of the overseeing officials at the Hatpawut Camp in Saraburi and the Thai Ayutthaya College.
In a grief-laden quote, the mother’s longing for her son is palpable, “I miss you so much. I never got to hear your goodbye. Are you cold, my child? Why did my son have to face this?” She questions with raw emotions.
The desperate parent makes a heartfelt appeal to the public, introducing hashtags such as #EveryonePleaseShare, #EndCampParticipation, #EndStudentWaterActivities, #NotEveryChildCanSwim, #WhoWillTakeResponsibilityForTheLostLife, #Mikey’sSecondEldestBrotherWhoBroughtHimHere, #MikeyTroublemaker as a means to garner support and instigate necessary changes.
Adding to the tragedy, elsewhere in Thailand, an 11-year-old boy from the Nong Hin village in Mueang, Khon Kaen fell victim to a similar fate. The child, a grade five student from Ban Nong Hin School, decided to row out with his friends on a plastic boat that capsized. While the other children managed to escape unscathed, he, dubbed “A” to protect his identity, disappeared under the water, never to resurface.
This incident further propagates the importance of elevating water safety during school activities. The time is ripe for a change, for stringent safety measures to be deployed, so no more promising lives are lost to such devastating incidences. To read more on this story, click HERE.