Thursday, December 29, 2011
Sam Keo has a story to tell. Like many Cambodians who survived the Khmer Rouge regime and found a new life in America, his story is one of triumph over adversity. In Dr Keo's case, he has turned his own experiences into helping others, as a clinical psychologist working in Los Angeles, and helping sufferers to deal with post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, as he himself had to. As a child in the 70s he was sent with other children to work on farms. His father and sister were killed and four of his younger brothers died of starvation and disease before they reached the age of ten. But Sam refused to submit and he made it to the United States to begin his new life. Out of the Dark - Into the Garden of Hope is his story, published by iUniverse this month. 172 pages.