The Vietnamese have a reputation for resilience and I believe it is true. I wish to talk about one child who has bounced back and is doing well in life and school.
Her parents both died from HIV. One was in prison a long time and then soon after being released died. The other parent died soon afterwards. Her school kicked her out once they found out she was infected. Her neighbours including neighbourhood children rejected her.
She is healthy, strong, energetic, humorous and happy. She has a loving grandmother, relatives who care about her and a school she loves going to that unfortunately is far from home, but is doing well there. Her joy and humour lighten our spirit when we spend time with her. She is an amazingly resilient lovely little girl