A Runaway Teenager: Who Found Freedom by Quyen Ha
At 14 years old, Quyen (Quin) Ha risked everything for a chance for a better life. Living under the communist regime in Viet Nam, Quyen saw his freedoms being taken away. He dreamed of living in America, where he would be free to pursue the American dream.
With nothing but the clothes on his back, Quyen got on a boat to escape to America. The escape was perilous, with the risk of being caught and imprisoned. Those who made it past the Viet Nam border often didn’t survive the stormy seas ahead, and many were never heard from again. Yet Quyen knew that this was the only chance he had for freedom.
A Runaway Teenager is an inspirational, heartfelt story of one man’s journey to freedom and the trials and tribulations he faced along the way. It’s an amazing story of faith, love, sacrifice, and courage. It’s a story that we all can relate to in different aspects of our lives—from a struggle to pay bills to the pain of losing a loved one. Quyen’s story inspires us to look at life as possible instead of impossible.
Through it all, Quyen never gave up. He never lost sight of what freedom meant. The love Quyen has for his family exemplifies what a son, a brother, a husband, and a father could be. He created a wonderful life for himself, his family, and those around him.
A Runaway Teenager will show you the true meaning of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” You will laugh, you will cry, and most of all, you will see that anything is possible when you live in the greatest country in the world.