Consider the attitudes here. One kid just nearly lost his life in a shark attack, an lost an arm, unfortunately. The other child lives the life of luxury, yet still pisses and moans about how unfair things are.
May God bless this kid.
The paramedics who arrived at the beach in response to help both Treschl and Yow said they were stunned that they had gotten two calls about shark attacks so close together in one day. It was more common, Jack Baker and Peter Joyce said, to get calls for attacks that turned out to be injuries from stingrays or jellyfish.
Baker, a paramedic for 11 years, and Peter Joyce, a five-year veteran, had just gotten back from driving Yow to a soccer field to be airlifted to a hospital when they got the call about Treschl.
“I was in disbelief that it had had just happened again,” said Baker.
Baker and Joyce ran inside to grab a few tourniquets — they had used all theirs on Yow — and then drove through a sudden downpour. They found Treschel lying on a narrow band of sand, the high tide washing over him.
“He was in as critical shape as you could be,” Joyce said Tuesday. The makeshift tourniquet first applied by the teen probably saved his life, Baker said.
“I’d like to thank him very much,” Treschl said of the Good Samaritan.
Treschl said he is also grateful for the help and support he received from other bystanders on the beach, the paramedics and doctors who saved him, and people who have been sending him well wishes.
He said he is trying to remain positive.
“I have two options: I can try to live my life the way I was and make an effort to do that even though I don’t have an arm, or I can just let this be completely debilitating and bring my life down and ruin it,” he said.
“Out of those two, there’s really only one that I would actually choose and that’s to try to fight and live a normal life with the cards I’ve been dealt.”
Live a normal life with the cards he’s been dealt. Or he could wallow in self-pity, like some people.
President Barack Obama told a gathering of young Southeast Asian leaders that democracy has led to “terribly unfair” things being said about him.
“As I always point out, democracy is hard,” Obama told the town hall gathering of 75 people with the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative at the White House Monday. “I think many of the things said about me are terribly unfair.”
Imagine if this pathetic twit ever had to face any real adversity. He could learn a lesson from Hunter Treschl, but would probably instead blame climate change for the shark attack.