Brown Books Releases Standing Up After Saigon: The Triumphant Story of Hope, Determination, and Reinvention

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The Story of One Woman's Will to Overcome in the Face of Adversity

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Standing Up After Saigon is a powerful reminder that against overwhelming odds, humans can prevail. Thuhang’s journey is a gift of courage, hope, perseverance, and family love. --Sharon Orlopp

Standing up after Saigon: The Triumphant Story of Hope, Determination, and Reinvention (Brown Books Publishing Group), releasing today, is the incredible memoir of Thuhang Tran as told by author Sharon Orlopp. With a scarcity of personal, civilian memoirs from Vietnam at this time, this story provides a unique window into a particular era in history.

Born in Saigon near the end of the Vietnam War, Thuhang was two-and-a-half years old when she contracted polio, which left her legs partially paralyzed. Orlopp recounts how Thuhang’s parents and siblings cared for her and sacrificed to get her the treatment that would enable her to walk again. But their efforts were disrupted when communists invaded South Vietnam and her father, Chinh, an air traffic controller in the South Vietnam Air Force, was lost in evacuations and presumed dead.

In this inspirational biography, Sharon Orlopp gives life to the voice of the underserved and presents the deeper message of awareness for a specific segment of the population that few have had the opportunity to hear.

“Thuhang’s infectious, positive energy captivated me immediately. After listening to her mesmerizing story, I was spellbound and told her she needed to write a book about her life journey,” says Orlopp. “I strongly believe in the power of story to change our perspectives about people who are different than us. Touching the heart changes behaviors. Stories have the power to persuade and influence in a way that can’t be done with statistics and data. Standing Up After Saigon is a powerful reminder that against overwhelming odds, humans can prevail. Thuhang’s journey is a gift of courage, hope, perseverance, and family love.”

Thuhang hopes to inspire those who “feel invisible, under-appreciated, under-utilized, made fun of, disrespected, and not valued. I hope my journey as a person who is an immigrant and differently abled will build bridges, encourage cultural understanding and give inspiration for treating all people with dignity, respect, and inclusion.”

To learn more about Thuhang Tran’s triumphant story, visit http://www.StandingUpAfterSaigon.com.

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