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War Child: A Story of Survival

Juliet Lac June 18, 2020

War Child: A Story of Survival Juliet Lac Am I unlucky because of the terrible things that happened to me as a child, or am I lucky because of the life I lead now I hardly know myself All I can tell you is that no sane person would ever choose war over peace War is inhuman madness War is what people do to each other when they have completely forgotten the sacredness of life.In 1978, Juliet Lac fled war ravagedAm I unlucky because of the terrible things that happened to me as a child, or am I lucky because of the life I lead now I hardly know myself All I can tell you is that no sane person would ever choose war over peace War is inhuman madness War is what people do to each other when they have completely forgotten the sacredness of life.In 1978, Juliet Lac fled war ravaged Vietnam in a fishing boat, desperately hoping to find freedom in America Conditions on the small, overcrowded vessel were horrific, and eight days into the journey, disaster struck As the craft came in sight of shore, it was hit by a ferocious storm The boat sank with the loss of half of the 350 passengers on board, but miraculously Juliet escaped, eventually making her way to the USA to begin her new life.Aged only eleven, Juliet had witnessed at first hand the barbarity of war, and after the death of her father and her younger sister, she and her mother were left to struggle on in poverty But their flight to the West did not have a fairy tale ending, and in the coming years they faced a struggle to integrate into American society.This is a remarkable and inspirational story of a war child s fight first for survival in the devastated landscape of Vietnam and then for acceptance in the affluent West.

War Child: A Story of Survival Juliet Lac

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