Some serious illness comes unexpectedly when one finds himself in extreme circumstances. You just have to hope and pray that you are in a safe and friendly neighborhood for aid to come expeditiously or you could lose your life.
Nothing comes more odd and fortunate than this Australian sailor whose submarine was forced to surface in waters off Samar, in the Philippines, to save him from his acute appendicitis.
The Australian sub was in transit in international waters when it asked for the Australian armed forces attaché in the country to contact the Philippine Navy for an emergency medical evacuation.
A timely rendezvous was made inside the Philippine waters and the ailing sailor was evacuated first to Tacloban Doctors Hospital and later flown to Manila for further treatment.
Indeed, luck is an invaluable factor when living ones life here on Earth.