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Because I love my parents and want to show them that their struggles coming to America were worth it.

Forced to flee a war-torn Vietnam, my parents both became boatpeople early in their teenage years. They sailed across the ocean in poorly constructed boats with the aspiration of finding better opportunities for their families in the golden land—America. My dad, traveling alone, lost contact with his family for almost ten years before he could tell them he was okay. My mom, the eldest daughter, took over the role of the mother in her family and cared for her four younger siblings while my… Continue

Added by Sandra Nguyen on January 30, 2011 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

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