Thursday, May 14, 2009

No Dream Beyond My Reach

A new book due out later this month is the biography of Dr Sopheap Ly (pictured) titled No Dream Beyond My Reach, which chronicles her young life during the Khmer Rouge years, when her family were relocated from the capital to Battambang province, the death of her father and other family members and her time in three refugee camps before admission to the United States at the age of sixteen. The name of the book was taken from the words of her father who instilled into his young daughter an unstoppable dream which she feels she has now fulfilled as a professor of medicine at UCSD and physician with the Veterans Association of San Diego. Ly is well qualified to help treat combat veterans with their trauma of war problems. She's also the mother of twin girls born last year.

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Anonymous Ken M. said...

I know Dr Ly personally and am very excited about her forthcoming book. She is truly an inspiring individual.

May 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Mo said...

I know of Dr Ly. We may have attended the same high school. I listened to the interview she gave on PBS, her story was deeply inspiring. As a Cambodian who lived through the same horror of Khmere Rouge and who is currently on active duty practicing medicine, I am looking forward to reading her book. Finally, a book on Cambodian Experience written by a Cambodian.

May 24, 2009 at 6:36 AM  

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