This is taken from the brilliant Karmatube website and has been voted as their video of the week. It really brings things into perspective and reminds me to never complain at work again.
Like many disasters, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan brought in it’s wake overwhelming tragedy…and breathtaking heroism.
A group of about 200 publicly anonymous men and women are exposing themselves to almost certain fatality every day; all to save their families, loved ones, and countrymen they have never met. They are ordinary citizens — firemen, parents, engineers, etc — who have volunteered to contain a crisis that could endanger millions. Fragile, human, and impossibly brave – we now call these faceless heroes, “The Fukushima 50”.
- Japan’s “Fukushima heroes” battle nuclear crisis in anonymity – Reuters (news.google.com)
- Help Japan: Donate to the American Red Cross (legosneggos.wordpress.com)
- Japanese firemen battle invisible danger (reuters.com)