Generous Donation from Proceeds of Personal Story

Thursday, March 27, 2014

With the help of her friends, Patty Kim for funding the whole project entirely and Karen Sue-A-Quan for her beautiful writing and giving the story the justice that it deserves, Thao Choi’s extraordinary experience as a refugee was written in the hopes of inspiring other with valuable life lessons. Her story, called “The essence of Life”, is published in the book Defyeneurs: Inspiring Freedom, a collection of short stories “to inspire everyday people to do extraordinary things.”

Because of her experiences, Thao wants to give back to the children in her homeland. She and her husband heard about the work that we have been doing and have very generously been donating all of the proceeds from the sale of her story to us.

Thank you Thao, Steve, Patty & Karen for your selfless support in helping us make our vision a reality for the children of Vietnam.

If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, you can visit the Defyeneurs website, or contact us.

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Dear friends, Thank you so much again to you, dear family, friends and honoured guests, for making our 5th Annual Fundraising Gala on Sept 30/17 a huge success. Together we were able to raise over $40,000! We are truly grateful to everyone for your great support so that we can carry on with our work to improve the lives of impoverished children and orphans in Vietnam. Our event would not be possible without our amazing MC Dr. Cecile Phan and incredible local artists - Native Performer Amanda Lamothe, the VSUE (Vivian, Natalie, Van, Katelynn, Teddy, Hardy, Ken&Henry, Minh-Thuy) Dancers, the Truong Lac Hong school little dancers (Celina, Mai, Hong, Angela), and Michelle&Lily Dang. Our silent auction would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of local businesses, and our Arizona Getaway raffle was made possible by the generosity of Mr& Mrs Heuver. And thank you to all our volunteers for all your hard work and dedication to making our evening a great success.
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