Lek Chailert, Time Magazine’s “Hero of Asia,” and the Mother Teresa of abused and injured elephants, is one of the greatest human beings on planet Earth. Everyone just adores her.
Her name is “Lek,” which means “small” in the Thai language. At 5-feet, 2-inches, it would be easy to dismiss Lek Chailert, instead of recognizing her status as one of the most heroic people (man or woman) on planet Earth.
In fact, she’s a woman that Paul McCartney, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Meg Ryan all have sought out regarding her work with Thailand’s abused elephants. She’s been featured on CNN, Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel, Time Magazine (selected as one of “Asia’s Heroes”) as well as National Geographic. Yet since this remarkable Thai remains a kind and humble woman; she would never tell you any of those things outright.
But she shares with WND the story of how she came to be the savior of Thailand’s elephants. It is a fairy tale about a little girl who was given an elephant at age five that also includes the dark side of murder, abandonment, slander, a courtroom showdown and physical assaults with fists and guns.
The last chapter is yet to be written, but for now, it has culminated in her becoming the human voice for Thailand’s elephants.
Hillary Clinton asked Lek to fly to Washington, D.C. While there Lek became one of only six women in the world to work on a special project — a special Global Initiative started by Hillary. Some months ago, Lek had a private meeting with Hillary, the American Secretary of State. Think of how amazing that is. Special thanks to Hillary for seeing the greatness that defines Lek. Hillary Clinton is a pretty amazing person in her own right … she is one of the most powerful women in the entire world…
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