Vietnamese Refugee, Author & Heart Warrior


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What is it like to be born in Vietnam in the 1970s with a heart defect? What efforts would a mother make to ensure her daughter has a chance for life? How does understanding one’s family history impact one’s future?
Amy M. Le shares an amazing story with Anna about her mother's life-changing decision to flee war-torn Vietnam to save her daughter's life by going to the United States where her daughter could have surgery. In Vietnam, there was no hospital to take care of Amy's congenital heart defect, but in the United States, she could receive open-heart surgery and a chance for a future. Amy shares the story of what lengths her mother and cousin went to in order for them to escape and start a brand new life thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Amy also shares information about the book she has written based on her mother's story. If you'd like to order a copy of the book, you can do so here: or at our new Heart Community Collection cooperative bookstore:
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